NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
A tourist from China’s Taiwan died
while another was injured on Saturday afternoon after an attack
by a hippopotamus on the shores of Lake Naivasha, about 95 km
northwest of the Kenyan capital, the Chinese embassy in Nairobi
confirmed on Sunday.
The two tourists were taking
photos when they were attacked by the hippo at around 3 p.m. on
Saturday at Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort.
The Chinese Embassy in Kenya dispatched officials to the
scene and requested the Kenyan authorities to boost security at
tourist resorts to avoid attacks by wildlife.
The embassy conveyed condolences over the death of the victim
and wished the injured a quick recovery.
"It is the unshakable duty of the Chinese government to
provide consular protection services to Taiwanese compatriots,"
a spokesman at the Chinese Embassy in Kenya said.
"The Chinese Embassy in Kenya will work closely with the
Kenyan government to help evacuate the body of the victim, treat
the wounded and handle the aftermath," added the spokesman.
The east African nation has in recent years witnessed the
death of several foreign tourists in hippo attacks.