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In a horrific incident, a massive hippopotamus attacked and dragged a child to his death in Kenya. The incident reportedly took place in the Lake Victoria region.
The child, whose age was not revealed, was playing close to the shore in Mbita when suddenly he was grabbed by the hippo. People who were washing clothes nearby watched the child being dragged into the murky water.
A video shared online shows the child submerging in the water as locals cried out and pelted rocks at the animal in an attempt to save him. By the time the animal let go of the young boy he had already died. The body of the boy was later found with serious injuries.
The video was filmed on Sept. 16 but it was shared online recently, according to U.K.’s the Sun.
Kenya Wildlife Service reportedly said that attacks by hippos and crocodiles have increased sharply
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Stocks tumbled on Friday, closing out a rocky week on a down note as big tech stocks extended a weeklong sell-off — dragging all of Wall Street lower in spite of encouraging developments in the economy.
In recent sessions, high profile names like Amazon (AMZN), Facebook (FB) and Apple (AAPL) have slumped sharply after hitting record highs. The sector’s rout led the Nasdaq to its worst levels since July 31, and Friday saw the bellwether shed nearly 2% intraday. Meanwhile, the S&P logged losses that pushed it to a six week low. All three of the major market indexes have fallen for three weeks straight.
Apple, which wowed the market with its bundle of new service-oriented products this week, suffered its third consecutive week of declines — the first time that’s happened since May 2019, and is now down over 20% from its all time high.