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<div>News24.com | Hippo kills man on Valentine's Day</div>

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Mbombela - Police in Mpumalanga are investigating thedeath of a man who was believed to have been attacked and killed by an angryhippo in Hazyview on Valentine’s Day.

Hazyview police spokesperson Constable

Duduzile Malibesaid two men went to a place called Hippo Hollow to fish, but unfortunately oneof them was attacked and killed on Sunday afternoon.

"The report shows that one man was walking in thefront when he noticed the hippo. He then alerted the deceased, Lucas Mathebula,38, that a hippo was coming very fast towards them and looked very angry. Thedeceased didn’t care much and said that he wanted to see it closer, while hisfriend escaped," said Malibe.

It is believed that the hippo had just given birth andthat it became aggressive because it was being protective.

Malibe explained that the men had entered a restrictedarea.

"There are signs that warn people not to passthrough the area. We urge the locals to avoid illegal fishing in that area.There are always hippos outside the area," she said.

Police have opened an inquest docket.

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