Boy (4) dies after attack by family dog

The dog has reportedly been put down after the incident occurred at the weekend in Oudtshoorn.

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CAPE TOWN - A four-year-old boy has died after being attacked by the family dog in Oudtshoorn.

The incident occurred at the weekend.

The police's Malcolm Poje says the child died in hospital.

"I can confirm that we've opened an inquest docket pertaining to the incident in Oudtshoorn, where a young child was apparently attacked by a dog. He was taken to hospital with multiple injuries to his face and head. He had unfortunately succumbed to his injuries."

The dog has reportedly been put down.