Residents of Lamwo District are in panic after a 3-year-old child was attacked and bitten to death by a Chimpanzee.
The deceased was identified as Heravania Lateng a resident of Polongo B village, Agoro Sub-County, Lamwo District.
According to a reliable source, Heravania succumbed to injuries sustained after the attack by the Chimpanzee while she was in the garden with her mother identified as Betty Akech.
Kennedy Ocitti Okwir, the chairperson of Polongo B village, the mother of the child found a chimpanzee in her garden and chased it away.
However, a few minutes later, three chimpanzees emerged from a nearby bush and charged toward the child who was a distance away from her mother. One of them attacked the child as the other two watches intensely leaving her with severe injuries.
The child was rushed to Agoro health centre III before being referred to Kitgum General Hospital where she passed away on Thursday evening.