Ottawa Citizen

Four- year- old boy killed by sled dogs

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Sled dogs attacked and killed a four-year-old boy in a remote Nunavut village this week, according to police. RCMP officers in the town of Pangnirtun­g responded to a call Monday morning reporting that a boy had been mauled by three dogs who had broken free from chains. The unnamed child was taken to the health centre for treatment, where he was pronounced dead. The animals, all part of a sled team, were later “located and put down by a local.” The RCMP investigat­ion continues. Pangnirtun­g, a town of about 1,300 people, is on the eastern shore of Baffin Island’s Cumberland Sound.

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