Zambia: Itezhi-Tezhi Girl, 12, Drowns in Hippo Attack

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Hippo (file photo).

A grade 6 pupil of Itezhi-tezhi District has drowned in the lower Kafue River after a hippo hit and flipped a canoe she and five others were paddling in.

The other five persons on the boat survived without any injuries.

Authorities said yesterday that the death of Christine Kasama, 12, was the sixth recorded in the area since January that was being attributed to a hippo attack.

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