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Woman killed by hippo in iSimangaliso Wetland

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A 59-year-old lady has been attacked and killed by a hippo within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park on Friday, 10 June.

Based on the iSimangaliso Park Authority, three individuals went into the wetland on the western shores of Lake St Lucia and allegedly tried to reap Incema grass. The 2 different people escaped unharmed through the encounter.

‘Usually when the Incema season commences in Could of every yr, iSimangaliso and Ezemvelo have interaction with close by communities together with the Dukuduku group (the place the deceased comes from) to elucidate the method to be adopted through the implementation of the Incema harvesting for that season,’ the Park Authority stated.

‘A part of this clarification consists of making the group conscious of the processes to be adopted to make sure their security from wild animals and to elucidate the period of the harvesting season. This group briefing session additionally advises the group on how they might want to group themselves as there would at all times be a devoted Subject Ranger with them for security causes. When the harvesting commences every particular person is issued a allow specifying the dates of the harvesting season in addition to further situations.’

The Park Authority added that his yr, it was determined that as a result of high-water ranges of the lake and surrounding wetlands which magnetize extra harmful animals, the Incema harvesting season won’t happen. This was communicated to the communities.

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