Lion Kills Woman at Private Hunting Lodge in South Africa

A woman was killed Tuesday in South Africa after being attacked by a lion, BBC News reported.

The mauling reportedly occurred at a private game reserve in Pretoria, the administrative capital of the nation. The victim was 22, authorities said.

“Tragically, the victim had sustained severe injuries and she died at the scene,” 911 spokesman Nick Dollman told the BBC.

Dollman told the news service that bystanders tried to revive the victim with CPR but were not able to save her. 

South African news outlet Eyewitness News (EWN) reported the Gauteng Agriculture Department was investigating the incident. 

“It is indeed very sad and regrettable,” said Loyiso Mkwana, director-general of natural resources, according to EWN. “We are with the members of…

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