Two people, all fishermen, were attacked by a racetrack at midnight on Friday, October 8, 2021 on Lake Tanganyika in Ilila village, in the Babungwe Nord group, Tanganyika sector (South Kivu). These are the miners who were engaged in net fishing.
Mr. Sammy Amimo, the President of civil society in the Tanganyika sector who delivers this news, explains that one of the children died and another got away with an injury.
“On the night of this Friday 08/10/2012, around midnight past. Two underage boys who were fishing with nets were assaulted by a hippo, this ferocious animal assaulted them while destroying the canoe they were in. These two little boys, one of whom escaped death by being injured and the other by the name of 16-year-old DEBABA EDENI lost his life. We condemn with the last time the use of children in fishing activities and that offenders suffer the rigor of the law ”, did he declare.
In Fizi territory, animal attacks against fishermen are often reported on Lake Tanganyika. Last Wednesday, another fisherman died from the crocodile in Sombwe village on the Ubwari peninsula.
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