A BABY girl has died after being attacked by a dog while asleep in a bedroom.
The three-month-old child was fatally injured in the incident in the village of Clashmore, Waterford, in the early hours of Monday.
It’s understood the tot suffered horrendous injuries and was rushed by ambulance to Cork University Hospital.
The emergency services were alerted and paramedic and Gardai rushed to the house in Clashmore, County Waterford.
Shocked paramedics fought to save the child and she was declared dead in hospital shortly after 3am
The baby’s mum is said to be distraught as family members rallied around to support her.
The child was taken to Cork University Hospital where a postmortem examination is expected to be carried out today.
The terraced house in the village has been sealed off for a forensic examination by Gardai from the Garda Forensic Unit.
The terrible tragedy is being investigated by Gardai in Dungarvan who are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.
Fr Milo Guiry, who is administrator of the parish that encompasses the village of Clashmore, said local people were in shock.
“This was a young baby, it’s terribly, terribly sad,” he said. Fr Guiry said the parish would be offering support to the family involved.
“We offer our sympathy and our support to the family at this terrible time for them,” he said.
Source: The Sun