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Sled Dog Mauls 3-year-Old Girl in Alaska Village

NAPASKIAK, Alaska (AP) - Authorities say a sled dog mauled to death a 3-year-old girl in the southwest Alaska village of Napaskiak.

Alaska State Troopers say Krystal Brink was playing outside Thursday night with other children and wandered into a dog yard when she was attacked by one of the dogs, even though the owner had the team tied up. The girl and her family were visiting from Kasigluk

Troopers say that in response to the mauling, a member of Brink's family became upset and shot all seven dogs. Brink's body was sent to Anchorage for an autopsy. Napaskiak is a community of nearly 430 people about 400 miles west of Anchorage.

 

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