2 stray dogs kill 2 children, injure mother in United States city of Tennessee

2 stray dogs kill 2 children, injure mother in United States city of Tennessee

Officials in the United States say two young children were killed and their mother was hospitalized after two family dogs attacked them at their home in Tennessee.

 

Emergency responders quickly rushed to the scene of the dog attack on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, in Shelby, Tennessee; but could not save the children, Associated Press reports.

 

The dogs attacked a 2-year-old girl, a 5-month-old boy, and their mother Wednesday afternoon in the home located north of Memphis near Shelby Forest State Park, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet.

 

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The children were pronounced dead at the scene and their mother was taken to a Memphis hospital in critical condition.

 

 

The investigation remains active. No further information was immediately released

 

 

 

Read Also: More than 1 million displaced since Myanmar coup: UN

 

 

Meanwhile, more than one million people have been displaced in Myanmar since the military coup last year; the United Nations children’s agency has said.

 

The Southeast Asian nation has been in turmoil since the military ousted Aung San Suu Kyi’s government last year; sparking widespread armed resistance.

 

 

The junta has responded with a crackdown that rights groups say includes razing villages, mass extrajudicial killings; as well as airstrikes on civilians. Since the coup and as of last month, 1,017,000 people have been internally displaced, UNICEF said in a statement on Thursday.

 

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It added that more than half of those forced to flee are in the country’s northwest Sagaing region, which has seen some of the fiercest fightings.

 

 

There were “significant challenges” to delivering humanitarian assistance in the region, UNICEF said.

 

Sagaing is crisscrossed by junta troops, pro-military militias, and anti-coup fighters, and where authorities regularly cut internet access.

 

 

More than 12,000 civilian properties were thought to have been burned or destroyed across Myanmar since the coup, the UN humanitarian agency UNOCHA said in May.

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