Saturday, April 30, 2016

South Africa: Maritzburg woman mauled to death by 3 dogs

SOUTH AFRICA -- A KwaZulu-Natal woman was mauled to death by three dogs in the plush suburb of Montrose on Monday morning.

When paramedics and police officers arrived on the scene, they were unable to access the property because a pair of Rottweilers and a Boerbul were standing over the woman’s bloodied body.

After attempts to drug the dogs failed, police officers shot and killed the two Rottweilers and managed to corner the third dog, allowing medics to rush to the injured woman.  

ER24 spokesperson Russell Meiring confirmed that medics had been stranded outside the home.

"Emergency personnel were unable to approach the woman, as three dogs stood next to her body. Efforts were made in removing the dogs, as well as to chase them away. Unfortunately, all the efforts proved unsuccessful and two of the three dogs had to put down by the police. The third animal fled shortly after," he said.

"Paramedics climbed over the fence and immediately assessed the woman. Unfortunately, she had already succumbed to her multiple fatal injuries," he added.

It was not known what had caused the dogs to attack the woman, but authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

(News24 - April 25, 2016)

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