Malawi: In Malawi, a hippo collides with a boat, killing a baby and leaving 23 people missing
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
A child has passed on and 23 individuals are missing after a hippopotamus hit a boat going on the Shire Waterway in Malawi, authorities have said.
The incident occurred on Monday morning, and according to police in the southern district of Nsanje in the African nation, the canoe was carrying 37 people across the waterway.
The Nsanje police representative Agnes Zalakoma said that local people figured out how to pull 13 individuals from the water, while another 23 were all the while missing on Tuesday.
She said that rescuers also found the drowning body of a one-year-old child.
Zalakoma stated, “The search mission to locate the missing individuals is currently under way.”
The kayak began to list and in the long run overturned after the hippo slammed into it, she said.
The largest river in Malawi is the Shire. Due to the absence of regular water transportation and the absence of appropriate regulations, many people in the country must cross lakes and rivers in sometimes rickety boats. As a result, boat accidents are common.
Last month no less than five individuals kicked the bucket after a stuffed boat sank in Malawi’s focal locale of Mchinji.