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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Fatal Dog Attack

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Southern Russia -- Authorities in Rostov-on-Don said Wednesday that an 8-year-old boy whose body was found mutilated apparently was killed by stray dogs.

Alexei Polyansky, a spokesman for the regional administration, said the body of Kirill Yakovlev was found after a woman reported Tuesday that she had seen a small boy being dragged by a large dog.

His relatives said the boy had last been seen heading off to school that morning.

Coroner Alexander Panov said a preliminary examination indicated the death was caused by attacking dogs.