A stray lion in Uganda have caused serious chaos after attacking two men in broad daylight, inflicting severe injuries on them.
The lion, reportedly from Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda attacked two people in Kigarale sub-county in Kyenjojo district, Uganda.
According to New Vision, the two victims, Elijah Akugizibwe and Francis Tugume were on Thursday afternoon, 7 October tending to their garden when the lion first attacked the former before injuring the latter who had ran to his rescue.
The two men who are brothers, made an alarm that attracted residents who were able to subdue and kill the lion.
The brothers were rushed to Fort Portal regional referral hospital at Buhinga for treatment. John Paul Wasswa, a doctor at Fort Portal regional referral hospital said the victims had deep cuts on arms, legs and fore head.
“However, they are out of danger,” added Wasswa.
According to an official from wildlife authority, the lion escaped from its habitat on Monday.
“It went through Ibanda and Kamwenge districts before getting to Kyenjojo. In Kamwenge, it reportedly killed about 10 sheep and five goats in Kyenjojo,” he stated.