A fisherman died on Thursday morning after being attacked by a crocodile while fishing at Lomagundi Lakeside in Lake Kariba.
Reports suggest that hippopotamuses tried to save the man from the reptile attack after he was snapped by a huge crocodile while fishing knee-deep in the waters of Lake Kariba.
The man, however, died several minutes after being retrieved. He had sustained a deep gush on the hand which was nearly severed from the body and a wound to the rib cage.
His body was taken to Kariba District Hospital mortuary.