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Girl critical after dog attack

Girl critical after dog attack

Monday, 3 March 2014 - 4:38pm

National News

A child is in a critical condition following a dog attack in Murupara this afternoon.

Police were informed of the attack shortly after 2pm. The child had been playing in the yard of a property owned by friends of the family when she was attacked by four Mastiff type dogs belonging to the owner of the property.

The girl was air-lifted to Rotorua Hospital where she is currently in a critical condition. All four dogs have been euthanized by a vet.

A police investigation is currently underway.

No further information is available at this stage.


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