Nairobi: A Chinese tourist was killed by a hippo while taking pictures on the edge of Lake Naivasha in Kenya's Rift Valley just hours after a local fisherman was mauled to death in the same area, authorities said on Sunday.
A second Chinese tourist was injured in the incident on Saturday night and received treatment in the local hospital in Naivasha, 91 kilometres south-east of Nairobi, the Kenya Wildlife Service said.
A Kenyan fisherman had been earlier attacked by another hippo a few kilometres from where the incident with the Chinese occurred, a police official said.
"The man was bitten on the chest and his injuries were serious and he died minutes after he was retrieved from the lake," said Rift Valley Head of Criminal investigations Gideon Kibunja.
The deaths brought to six the number people who have been killed by hippos around Lake Naivasha so far this year.