Free State toddler mauled to death by pit bull

Free State toddler mauled to death by pit bull

Police in the Free State have confirmed the death of a 3-year-old child who was attacked by a pit bull. 


The toddler was mauled to death by the dog in Sekoti-mpate, Henneman on Sunday.

The latest death comes after just a week later after an 8-year-old boy was also mauled by the same breed of dog in Bloemfontein.

Police spokesperson Mahlomola Kareli says the toddler was certified dead on the scene.

"On arrival at the scene, members found a large group of community members already outside the yard. The 3-year-old toddler was certified dead at the scene with severe injuries to the head. The dog was removed by its owner and is locked away at a place known to the police.

"Public Order Policing unit members are deployed to the area as the situation is tense. Henneman police have opened an inquest for further investigation.”


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