A 6 month old child attacked and killed by a family dog

A 6-month old boy has died following a dog attack in Primrose, Johannesburg

A 6-month old boy was killed this morning after he was bitten multiple times by a dog at a residence in Primrose, Johannesburg. The mother left her 6-month old boy with the dog in the lounge room where it angry attacked him to death. She heard the sounds but thought that the dog was playing with the boy as she was on the phone with her best friend in the bedroom.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at approximately 08h15 and found another service already in attendance.

Paramedics were lead into the lounge of the home where they found the body of the child.

Paramedics assessed the young boy and found that he had sustained several serious bite wounds and showed no signs of life. Unfortunately, the boy had already succumbed to his injuries. Nothing more could be done and he was declared dead.

The exact details surrounding this incident are not yet fully known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

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