Three killed by hippo at Beit Bridge

Three people were killed and a child was critically injured by a hippopotamus near Beit Bridge in Musina late on Wednesday night‚ ER24 emergency medical service said.

Authorities apparently found the injured child in the surrounding area on Thursday morning.

“The child was crying for help. Authorities then called for medical assistance. When ER24 paramedics arrived on scene they found that three adult males had sustained fatal injuries.

“The critically injured child was transported by provincial medical services to Musina Hospital for further treatment‚” ER24 said.

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident were unknown at this stage. However local authorities were on the scene to investigate‚ it added.

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