A fisherman in Kenya has had both of his legs amputated after being attacked by a hippopotamus that also injured another man. Enock Romano’s legs were amputated under the knees after he suffered deep wounds when his legs were crushed by a hippo in Oserian, Kenya, over the weekend.
He was fishing with a friend on the beach of Lake Naivasha when the hippo attacked both of them.
Naivasha Sub-County Hospital nurse Susan Kamau told The Standard that Romano would receive artificial legs after he has recovered from his injuries.
‘It was impossible to treat them. The victim had to be rushed to theatre as his legs were literally hanging from the skin. They had to be amputated as we did not have any other option,’ she said.
The second man who was attacked had deep thigh injuries, but is in stable condition and will be discharged soon.