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Park worker dies in South Africa after lion attack

Published 17/02/2016

A wildlife park worker in South Africa has been killed in a lion attack
A wildlife park worker in South Africa has been killed in a lion attack

A wildlife park worker in South Africa has died after being attacked by a lion.

The Ezemvelo provincial conservation agency says the attack happened in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi park in KwaZulu-Natal province on Monday.

Agency spokesman Musa Mntambo said the 45-year-old employee was attacked after walking to a river to turn on a water pump servicing a nearby tourist lodge.

Mr Mntambo says the female lion had tuberculosis and a leg injury, preventing it from hunting wildlife. The Ezemvelo agency says park staff killed the lion.

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