93-year-old woman dies after being attacked by a dog

93-year-old woman dies after being attacked by a dog
93-year-old woman dies after being attacked by a dog

A nonagenarian died in Gard after being attacked by a dog normally under the care of a canine center.

A 93-year-old woman died on Tuesday May 28 in Gard after being attacked in a cemetery by a dog placed in the care of an employee of a dog center, currently in police custody, judicial sources indicated this Wednesday. and close to the investigation.

Carotid artery injury

The nonagenarian went at the end of the afternoon, with two pots of flowers, to the grave of a loved one in the cemetery located between vineyards and sunflower fields at the exit of the village of Canaules-et-Argentières, in about thirty kilometers northwest of Nîmes, when she was fatally injured in the carotid artery by a dog, according to a Source close to investigators.

It was an 18-year-old girl who raised the alarm, telling the police that the old lady had been attacked by a stray dog.

According to the first elements of the investigation, this young woman would in fact be an apprentice in a nearby dog ​​center. And, on Tuesday, she was said to have been walking three dogs – an Argentinian mastiff, an Australian shepherd and a Staffordshire bull terrier (staffie) – in the cemetery grounds when the old lady went there.

“An investigation into manslaughter is underway” and “two people are in police custody at the moment,” Alès prosecutor Abdelkrim Grini told AFP on Wednesday. According to a Source close to the investigation, it is the young apprentice and the boss of the dog center.

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