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Three-month-old baby girl dies in dog attack at her home in Waterford

WATERFORD: A three-month-old baby girl has died after being attacked by a dog in county Waterford. The incident took place on Monday early morning at a house in Clashmore village in West Waterford. 

It is understood that the incident occurred while the baby was inside her bedroom, and she sustained serious head injuries during the dog attack.

Gardai and paramedics arrived at the scene and treated the infant before taking her to Cork University Hospital. However, she was pronounced dead shortly after 3.15am.

A garda spokesman said: “Gardaí are investigating all the circumstances after a female infant, aged 3 months, was fatally injured by a dog at a residence in Clashmore, Co Waterford in the early hours of this morning, 7th June 2021.

“Gardaí and paramedics treated the infant at the scene until she was taken to Cork University Hospital. She was pronounced deceased a short time later.”

The scene was preserved yesterday by Gardai in Dungarvan, who were investigating the fatal incident. Members of the Garda Technical Bureau conducted an examination yesterday.

A post-mortem examination will be carried out on the body of the deceased baby at Cork University Hospital today, RTE reported.

It was a “terrible tragedy,” according to Fr Milo Guiry of Ardmore. “We will keep the family in our prayers. Every support will be offered to them. It is terrible, terrible news,” he said.

The Mayor of Waterford City and County, Councillor Damien Geoghegan, said it was sad to learn that a three-month-old child had died under such horrific circumstances. Locals also expressed shock at the death of a young baby.

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