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Pietermaritzburg woman mauled by 3 dogs at her home

It’s not yet known why the dogs attacked but police are investigating.

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JOHANNESBURG - A woman has died in Pietermaritzburg after she was mauled by three dogs at her home in Braithwaite earlier today.

It's not yet known why the dogs attacked but police are investigating.

Emergency services believe the dogs belonged to the victim.

ER24'S Russel Meiring said, "Emergency personnel were unable to approach the woman as the three dogs were standing next to her body. Attempts were made to remove and chase the dogs away but they failed and two of the dogs had to be put down by the police."

Two of the dogs were rottweilers and the other one was a boerboel.

SUSPECTED THIEF MAULED BY DOGS IN LOTUS RIVER DIES

Last month, a man was mauled by two dogs in Lotus River and died.

It was reported that the man had tried to break into a house when he was attacked.

One of the dogs was shot dead but it wasn't clear who pulled the trigger.

The police's Andre Traut said at the time, "The man was admitted to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. An inquest docket has been registered."