By Emmanuel Adeleke
A 50-year-old woman has died after she was brutally attacked in her garden by three shepherd dogs in the village of Neochorouda, Greece.
It was gathered that the dogs escaped through a hole in their owner’s fence about 80 metres away and ran to the woman’s garden where she was working.
According to Sky News, a man who was said deaf-mute, was helping the woman with the gardening but was far from her at the moment of the attack and could not hear her screams.
The woman was severely mauled and bleeding heavily and was confirmed dead at the scene after the arrival of emergency workers with an ambulance.
Her ex-husband told newsmen that the dogs were “huge, wild ones,” adding that “they have left many times and chased people many times.”
“It is not the first time,” he lamented.
The 37-year-old dog owner was arrested and faces a prosecutor on Monday, while the dogs are being held in a kennel and will be put down (humanely killed).
Reports said the woman had lived in the area for 20 years and was a candidate in local elections.