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Grief as lion sneaks into a Kilifi home, snatches sleeping girl then mauls her

19 August 2016, 09:54

Kilifi - A stray lion killed a 10-year-old girl it had snatched from her bed in Magarini, Kilifi.

The girl was sleeping when the lion sneaked into the house, grabbed her and sneaked back into the bush.

According to the girl’s grandfather, the incident happened around 3am Wednesday.

Read Also: Video showing a lion being carried away by floods at Nairobi National Park goes viral

Daily Nation reports that by the time neighbours joined the family in rescue mission, the lion had vanished and the girl’s screams ceased. 

Later police and KWS rangers joined them only to find the lifeless body of the girl about 1km away.

According to The Star, area residents have lost their goats and sheep to rogue lions in the past two months.

- News24


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