Stray Lion Attacks Two Men In Broad Daylight In Uganda

Chaos in Uganda after a stray lion attacks two men in broad daylight, inflicting serious injuries on the pair.

The stray lion was said to have come from Queen Elizabeth National Park in Kigarale sub-county in Kyenjojo district, Uganda.

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The lion attacked the two men identified as Elijah Akugizibwe and Francis Tugume on Thursday October 6th. The men, who are said to be brothers, were attacked as they worked in their garden.

The animal attacked the latter brother first before injuring the former as he tried to fight it. The beast injured and tossed around the two brothers as they screamed and attracted other residents.

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The brothers’ scream attracted other people before the king of the jungle was overpowered and killed.

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The brothers were rushed to Fort Portal regional referral hospital at Buhinga for treatment.

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A doctor at Fort Portal regional referral hospital, John Paul Wasswa, said the victims had severe deep lacerations on their arms, legs and forehead.

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He went on to add that the injuries were not life threatening and that the brothers were fit for surgery.

An official of the Uganda Wildlife Authority said the lion escaped the National Park on Monday and has moved across three districts.

”It went through Ibanda and Kamwenge districts before getting to Kyenjojo. In Kamwenge, it reportedly killed about 10 sheep and five goats in Kyenjojo.”

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It is hard to not recall the legendary story of the man eating Tsavo lions which terrorized construction workers on the Kenya-Uganda Railway in the 19th century.

Residents in the area are hoping the Uganda Wildlife Authority will do a better job to secure the habitat of the beasts so that there would be no more loss of life as well as the lions continuing to live free.