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Rottweiler dogs maul woman to death in Czech Republic

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A woman in the Czech Republic has been mauled to death by as many as 25 Rottweilers, police have said.

Officers were reportedly called to a house by a woman saying she was being attacked by her family's dogs.

When they arrived at her home, in a village north-west of Prague, police said they found the dogs and the body of a 60-year-old woman.

The dogs - eight adults and 17 young - have been placed in a shelter pending a police investigation.

"Several dogs attacked their owner around 0600 (0500 GMT). She died immediately after suffering serious wounds," police spokesman Daniel Vitek said, according to Agence France Presse.

Neighbours quoted in the media said the dogs belonged to the woman's daughter, and were neither fed nor looked after properly.

One neighbour said he had ignored the woman's screams, as the family would often shout at the dogs for barking too loudly.

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