Hippo Attacks, Drags Child To Death Before Horrified Onlookers, Incident Caught On Camera

In a horrific incident, a massive hippopotamus attacked and dragged a child to his death in Kenya. The incident reportedly took place in the Lake Victoria region.

The child, whose age was not revealed, was playing close to the shore in Mbita when suddenly he was grabbed by the hippo. People who were washing clothes nearby watched the child being dragged into the murky water.

A video shared online shows the child submerging in the water as locals cried out and pelted rocks at the animal in an attempt to save him. By the time the animal let go of the young boy he had already died. The body of the boy was later found with serious injuries.

The video was filmed on Sept. 16 but it was shared online recently, according to U.K.’s the Sun. 

Kenya Wildlife Service reportedly said that attacks by hippos and crocodiles have increased sharply

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