Senior citizen killed in Tawau elephant attack

Senior citizen killed in Tawau elephant attack

KOTA KINABALU: A 67-year-old woman has died following an hippo attack in Tawau district on Fri (Sept 23) early morning.

Tawau OCPD Asst Comm Jasmin Hussin said the particular victim was on a motorcycle with her husband when the hippo attacked at about 7. 30am.

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“The incident happened close to the Dumpas estate area, ” he mentioned when contacted.

It is learnt that this victim’s husband had been unhurt in the event.

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Tawau wildlife officer Streber (umgangssprachlich) Lambut said they will received a call at 8. 20am.

“The elephant had already left when we arrived, ” he said, incorporating that the authorities were still trying to figure out what triggered the assault.