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Three-Month-Old Baby Girl Dies After Being Attacked By Dog While Sleeping In Bedroom

Garda forensic officers at the scene in ClashmoreCredit: Garrett White - The Sun Dublin
Garda forensic officers at the scene in ClashmoreCredit: Garrett White – The Sun Dublin

A baby girl died in the early hours of Monday, July 6 after being attacked by a dog in the family home in County Waterford, Ireland, it has emerged.

The infant, who was born in February, was asleep in a bedroom when the horrific attack happened.

The emergency services were alerted and paramedic and police rushed to the house but the baby was met with horrendous injuries.

The unnamed child was rushed by ambulance to Cork University Hospital. Shocked paramedics fought to save the child and she was declared dead in hospital shortly after 3am.

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However, security agencies did not disclose how the incident took place or give an information on the whereabout of her parents during the incident.

The baby’s mum is said to be distraught as family members rallied around to support her..

The house where the incident happened has been sealed off for a forensic examination by Gardai from Garda Forensic Unit.

A Garda spokesman said;

Gardai are investigating all the circumstances after a female infant, aged 3 months, was fatally injured by a dog at a residence in Clashmore, Co Waterford in the early hours of this morning, 7th June 2021.

Gardai and paramedics treated the infant at the scene until she was taken to Cork University Hospital. She was pronounced deceased a short time later.

An Garda Siochana are appealing to the media and public to respect the privacy of the family at this time.

A post mortem examination is expected to take place at CUH later today.

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