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Polokwane - A six-year-old boy was killed by dogs in Polokwane on Friday afternoon, paramedics said.

ER24 spokesman Derrick Banks said police called paramedics to the scene where a child was attacked by a family's dogs.

“The paramedics assessed the child, but unfortunately the child had already succumbed to his injuries and was declared deceased on (the) scene.”

Police were investigating. - Sapa