- A 66-year-old Cape Town man has died following a vicious dog attack
- The pitbull terriers reportedly escaped from a locked backyard enclosure before making their way to the man's front gate
- The dogs have since been taken by animal control services and an inquest is pending
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A 66-year-old man has lost his life following a vicious pitbull attack. According to reports, the incident took place in Durbanville near Cape Town on Friday afternoon.
The pitbull terriers had reportedly broken free from a locked enclosure at a home nearby. Officials are unsure about whether or not the gate was tampered with.
Die Burger reports that the terriers made their way down a street before shoving open a gate and attacking two small dogs on the property.
Their owner- the victim- eventually intervened before sustaining severe bites to the face, feet and head. He suffered a heart attack and was declared dead on the scene.
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An inquest into the matter is currently under investigation, News 24 reports. The pit bulls have since been detained by the SPCA.
Boy, 6, who saved sister from dog attack becomes heavyweight champion
In related news, Briefly News previously reported that Bridger Walker, a six-year-old boy in the United States who saved his younger sister from a vicious dog attack, has been recognised by the World Boxing Council (WBC) as a world heavyweight champion for a day.
The young boy displayed bravery by grabbing his sister's hand and running with her to ensure she was safe. After putting his life on the line for his little sister, Walker said:
"If someone was going to die, it must be me, I'm the older brother."
After the encounter with the vicious dog, the boy received 90 stitches throughout his body.
Sharing the boy's inspiring story on her LinkedIn page, Ebony James wrote:
"It will remain in the official historical record of the WBC. For that one day, he was the best fighter in the world!"
Briefly News previously reported that Hollywood actor, Chris Evans, has proven he is not just a fictional superhero but also one in real life. The Captain America star melted hearts online and put a big smile on the face of Bridger.
After hearing about Bridger's heroic actions to save his sister, Evans reached out to him online:
"Pal, you're a hero, what you did was so brave, so selfless - your sister is so lucky to have you as a big brother. Your parents must be so proud of you."
The Captain America star promised to send him an official Captain America shield for his courageous act because he deserved it.
"Keep being the man you are, we need people like you," Evans continued. "Hang in there, I know recovery might be tough, but based on what I've seen, I don't think there's much that can slow you down."
Source: Briefly News