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Savage dogs kill toddler on Mallorca
ThinkSpain , Monday, August 16, 2004

A 4 year old girl, Rosana M.R., died on Saturday as a result of injuries sustained in a savage dog attack shortly after being admitted to Son Llátzer Hospital, Palma. Rosana was attacked at around 11am at the home of family friends near the village of Llucmajor by a pit bull terrier and a "cap de bestia," both classified as dangerous breeds. Her parents rushed Rosana to hospital themselves, but doctors were unable to save her life given the extent and seriousness of her injuries.

According to police sources, the victim´s family are from the nearby island of Fuerteventura and were enjoying a few days holiday with friends. It is not yet known what caused the dogs, which have been taken to Llucmajor dog pound for Rabies tests, to attack the girl.

During the first six months of this year, 384 people have been attacked by dogs on the Balearic islands with the vast majority occurring on Mallorca, and a further 20 on Ibiza and Formentera and 9 on Menorca, but Rosana is the first victim to die as a result. 

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