11 February 2018

South Africa: Man Mauled to Death By Lions in Hoedspruit

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A 46-year-old man has been mauled to death by lions near Hoedspruit outside Phalaborwa on Friday evening.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said the man was allegedly driving a tractor which got stuck a few meters before he could reach his compound.

He said the man had decided to walk the rest of the way, and subsequently, a group of lions attacked him and killed him.

Ngoepe said the man's body had been recovered after the lions were scared off with gunshots.

Police investigations into the matter continue.


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