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Updated: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:03:06 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Family dogs kill girl, 7, near Winnipeg



An Alaskan malamute competes in the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in February. RCMP said two Alaskan malamutes have been seized after a seven-year-old girl was mauled and killed in Oakbank, Man., over the weekend. Frank Franklin II/The Associated Press

An Alaskan malamute competes in the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in February. RCMP said two Alaskan malamutes have been seized after a seven-year-old girl was mauled and killed in Oakbank, Man., over the weekend. Frank Franklin II/The Associated Press

A seven-year-old girl was mauled to death by two of her family's dogs near Oakbank, Man.

RCMP said the girl was attacked just before 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. She was rushed to the Children’s Hospital in Winnipeg where she was pronounced dead.

Springfield Animal Control seized two Alaskan malamute dogs shortly after the incident.

On its Facebook page, Rural Animal Management Services, posted Sunday evening that "there will be no press release or casual discussion from us surrounding today's tragic events. Our thoughts go out to all those impacted by this terrible incident."

Dan Fryer, an animal control and animal protection officer with the service, said the two dogs have not been destroyed.

RCMP said they will not be releasing the name of the girl, but did say she was from St. Andrews.

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