Lion Fatally Mauls Woman At Game Lodge in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG—South African media say a lion has killed a 22-year-old woman at a private game lodge north of Pretoria.

The African News Agency says the female lion mauled the woman in the Hammanskraal area on Tuesday.

Nick Dollman of Netcare 911 told the news agency that paramedics from the group were called to the scene, but the woman died from severe injuries.

It remains unclear what led to the attack.

Dollman told the BBC that bystanders attempted to revive the victim by performing CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Emergency services did not identify the private lodge where the attack took place, saying it was just outside the Dinokeng Nature Reserve in the town of Hammanskraal.

The reserve claims to be the first residential game reserve near an urban area that has Africa’s highly sought “big five” animals roaming free on the premises, according to the BBC.

 

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