- Incident happened in Katwe-Kabatoro town council
- The hippo had strayed from Lake Katwe in Kasese
- The boy was playing alone when the hippo attacked
It's a miracle similar to the Biblical story of Jonah who was swallowed by a fish and later vomited, a two year old boy in Katwe Kabatoro town council in Kasese district was also swallowed and later vomited by a hippopotamus.
According to Police spokesperson Fred Enanga, the boy Paul Yiga was swallowed by a hippo having been left unattended to by his parents.
Enanga said a hippo strayed from Lake Katwe and found the boy playing before it swallowed him.
He added that locals noticed the boy had been swallowed half way and made alarms as they pelted the water beast with stones , that was on its way back to the lake .
The hippo would later vomit the boy and dived back into the lake.
The boy was then rushed to Bwera hospital for treatment.
He later gained consciousness and was discharged from hospital.
The police spokesperson however warned parents staying around animal sanctuaries like lakes, wild life centers to watch out for stray animals like crocodiles and hippos that might attack them.
The incident happened on Sunday.