Hyena wounds 3 people, one victim referred to Kamuzu Central Hospital, “victim started chasing the hyena, banda and the hyena fell into a pit latrine”

A police report seen by aihnews.com says the incident happendd In Kasungu.

The report says a hyena wounded 3 people with one being referred to Kamuzu Central Hospital where he is receiving treatment.

The incident happened during the night of June 13, 2019 at Mchenje village around 1:00 hours.

The victims are identified as Genesis Banda, 47 years and his two sons identified as Stein Banda, 17 years and Lonjezo Banda, 14 years all from Mchenje village in the area of traditional authority Wimbe in Kasungu district.

Brief facts are that, Mr. Genesis Banda at around 01:00 hours heard the sound of his pigs struggling in his kraal as if they were being attacked.

Sensing danger he rushed to the kraal to see what was wrong with his pigs, Just as he approached the kraal premises he saw a huge hyena.

Banda started chasing the hyena but in the process both Banda and the hyena fell into unused old pit latrine where the hyena started attacking him.

It took the cries of the victim that awaked his two sons who rushed to the scene.

In attempt to help their father out of the pit latrine, the two sons were also bitten and wounded by the hyena.

The victims were rushed to Kasungu District Hospital where Banda was immediately referred to Kamuzu Central Hospital due to the gravity of his injuries.

The hyena has been killed and has been handed over to National Parks and Wildlife department.

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