Dog kills 11-month old baby

An eleven-month-old baby has died after sustaining multiple dog bite wounds on the head and chest at Roza Kahiya Farms in Mungule area.

Zambia Police Service Deputy Public Relations Officer, Danny Mwale has confirmed the incident in a press statement released to the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) in Lusaka today. 

Oliver Siamuzovu aged 26, the father to the deceased who also works at the same Farm, told Police officers who visited the scene that he had left the dog tied around the dog house and went to attend to the pigs.

He said it was at that point that the dog broke loose from the chain belt and went straight to his house where it attacked the baby identified as Choolwe Siamuzovu.

Mr Mwale said the body of the baby has been deposited in University Teaching Hospital (UTH mortuary awaiting Postmortem examination and burial, Mr Mwale stated.