Stray lion attacks two in Uganda

A stray lion from the Queen Elizabeth National park attacked two brothers as they worked in their garden. Elijah Akugizibwe and Francis Tugume were on Thursday October 6th tending to their garden when the lion attacked the former before injuring the latter who had come to rescue him. The brothers raised an alarm which attracted residents and the animal was overpowered and killed.

They were rushed to Fort Portal regional referral hospital where they are recovering from their injuries.

John Paul Wasswa, a doctor at the hospital said the victims had deep cuts on arms, legs and fore head but are both out of danger.

According to an official from wildlife authority, the lion escaped from its habitat on Monday.
“It went through Ibanda and Kamwenge districts before getting to Kyenjojo. In Kamwenge, it reportedly killed about 10 sheep and five goats in Kyenjojo,” he said.

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