Hippo crushes canoe in Zambia

Wednesday, 29 August 2007
According to Zambia News and Information Services, three fisherman drowned in Lake Itezhi-tezhi after a hippo hit their boat and capsized it.

Four men were fishing with nets at the time when the furious hippo hit the boat causing them to fall into the water. All four climbed back into the boat and resumed fishing again when the hippo attacked again, this time crushing the dug out canoe.

This time the menu tried to swim to a nearby tree in the lake but only one made it and was rescued by other fishermen.

Source: people.com.cn
David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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