American Woman Mauled to Death by Lion in South Africa

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A 22-year-old American woman was mauled to death on Monday in South Africa when a lion jumped into her vehicle through an open window at a wildlife park on the outskirts of Johannesburg, the police and other officials said.

Her companion, a South African man, was hurt and taken to a hospital. “He was fighting the lion off inside the car,” Scott Simpson, assistant director of operations at Lion Park, told a local radio station.

The two were not identified, and it was not clear what state the woman was from. She died while paramedics tried to save her, Mr. Simpson said.

SOURCE: Reuters

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