Two fishermen have been killed after their boat was hit by a hippopotamus on Lake Albert in Kikuube district last evening.
The deceased were identified as Richard Opio, 27, and another one Mugegere both attached to Bugoma-Kinya Landing Site in Kyangwali sub-county.
It is alleged that the duo had gone fishing on the Lake Albert when the Hippo attacked them and hit their boat forcing it to capsize instantly.
Buhuka Parish Councillor, Hon. Joseph Ringwegi says that the search for the bodies of the deceased fishermen have commenced. He however fears that the bodies could be eaten by the Hippopotamus since there is a herd of Hippopotamus at the site where the fishermen’s boat was hit. END.