When Animals Attack: Pack Of Hyenas Ravage Kenyan Family Sleeping In Their Hut Leaving Two Children Dead And Six Other Relatives Mauled

- By Bossip Staff

Musa Jelle, a 10-year-old boy arrives by Kenya Wildlife Service, KWS, helicopter at Wilson Airport in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday July 19, 2012. Jelle was airlifted to Nairobi for further treatment by KWS after he was mauled on the face by a pack of hyenas which attacked his family in a mud and thatch hut they were sleeping in Wajir County, northern Kenya on the night of June 10, 2012. Two children died and six other family members, including Musa, were injured during the incident. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

Pack Of Hyenas Kill Two Children In Attack On Sleeping Kenyan Family

The wilds of Kenya are definitely dangerous. This poor child survived an attack by a pack of hyenas that ravaged his hut as his family lay sleeping…

A pack of hyenas attacked a sleeping family in the Kenyan town of Wajir last week, killing two children and injuring six other relatives.

Five of the six family members injured in the July 10 attack were admitted and discharged from Habaswein District Hospital, but 10-year-old Musa Jellew, who suffered more serious injuries, was airlifted to a hospital in Nairobi on Thursday.

Authorities were able to track down and kill the vicious creatures that ambushed the family. But officials warned people to be cautious, as hyenas are making more contact with people in Africa due to the increasing human population, ABCNews.com reported.

Kenyan Wildlife Service rangers are “on the ground engaging local communities for sensitisation and awareness on human-wildlife conflict mitigation measures,” the agency said.

Earlier this week, the service had to drive away elephants that had invited themselves into homes in the same area, according to a news report. And last month, lions in Kitengela stormed into villages and killed goats, CapitalFM News reported.

Our prayers are with this precious baby Musa and with his family. We hope that everyone recovers.

R.I.P. to the innocent kids who lost their lives.

AP/Khalil Senosi

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