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Man-eating lions killed in Zim

A safari worked was attacked and killed by 3 lionesses last week on the shores of Laka Kariba.

Rangers have shot dead two of three lions that killed a safari company worker on the shores of Lake Kariba last week. Picture: Facebook.

HARARE - The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority says its rangers have shot dead two of three lions that killed a safari company worker on the shores of Lake Kariba.

The lake is a popular attraction among local and foreign tourists who dock each evening on its game-rich shores.

This tragedy shows why when visiting Lake Kariba, it's important to stay remain vigilant at all times and not just for crocodiles.

The safari worker, who hasn't been named, was docking a company houseboat on the shores of Matusadona National Park last week on the southern edge of the lake.

He was attacked and killed by three lionesses, including one wearing a transmitting collar.

Researchers say the park once contained Africa's second highest density of lions, but their numbers have declined drastically in recent years.

It's not clear whether the man, who worked for Somabula Safaris, was killed in front of clients.