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Russian boy mauled in latest attack by pack of dogs in Siberia


A 12-year-old Russian boy is fighting for his life after being mauled by a pack of dogs in the same area where a 20-year-old beautician suffered a similar attack last month, according to a report.

The unidentified boy, who suffered severe injuries to his head, limbs and upper body while returning home from school Tuesday, has been placed in a medically induced coma, East2West News reported.

“The condition of the child on admission is extremely difficult, due to severe traumatic, hemorrhagic shock,” the Buryatia Children’s Hospital said in a statement.

“There is a struggle to maintain his vital functions and restore damaged tissues,” it added.

Olga Shergina, the boy’s grandmother, said he has been afraid of dogs ever since one bit him when he was little.

“Dogs feel when a person is afraid of them, and perhaps they rushed at him,” she said, according to the outlet.

His attack occurred near the spot in the eastern Siberia city of Ulan-Ude where Tatyana Loskutnikova, 20, was gravely wounded in December when several dogs ripped off her clothes and bit flesh from her limbs.

The critically injured woman — who suffered severe blood loss — was carried to a nearby house and then rushed to a hospital, where she was placed in a medically induced coma and on a ventilator.

Tatyana Loskutnikova, the first victim of a dog attack in the area was left injured beyond recognition
Tatyana Loskutnikova, the first victim of a dog attack in the area was left injured beyond recognition
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Her family said her face has been “damaged beyond recognition.”

This week, her family said she sat up briefly aided by a device for the first time since the vicious attack. Moscow surgeons managed to save her right eye, East2West News reported.

Police shot the 10 dogs that were believed to have attacked the woman, but locals now say the latest incident suggests the dead animals were not the ones responsible.

Five dogs were caught and shot in the latest incident, including several with “blood stains on their muzzles,” according to East2West News, which cited police reports.

Locals claim the dogs involved in the attacks have escaped from an animal refuge named Nadezhda (Hope), whose owner Violetta Krasnobaeva denied her animals were involved – though she admitted that some had escaped from her yard.

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