Villagers of Saba village in Binga have identified another hippo which died due to unknown causes.

This brings to 12 the number of hippos that have been found dead in Mlibizi river in the past two weeks.

The ZBC News crew visited the area on Wednesday and found villagers in a state of shock after discovering the 11th hippo dead on the banks of the river.

The area which forms the push back part of the Zambezi river has become a popular state for crocodiles and villagers are at the risk of being killed as they frequently cross the river to access the hippos’ carcasses.

The cause of the death still remains a mystery since crocodiles and fish are alive.