Grandmother attacked by a hippo while on African safari, dies in her son’s arms

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. —  A 75-year-old Michigan woman died in her son’s arms after being attacked by a hippopotamus during an African safari last weekend.

Carol Kirken, of Detroit, was vacationing with her family in Tanzania on Aug. 5 when the incident happened, WJBK reports. The same day she reportedly died, Kirken posted photos of a massive hippo migration on Facebook.

A tribute written by her family said, in part, “Our cherished Carol Kirken died in Tanzania on August 5th....

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