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Irishman killed in dog attack in Malaysia

A 50-year-old man has been killed after an attack on a farm in Malaysia.

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AN IRISHMAN HAS after being attacked by dogs earlier today on a farm located on one of Malaysia’s most popular tourist destinations, Penang island.

Penang police chief Ayub Yaakob he told AFP that Maurice Sullivan, 50, and his girlfriend had ventured onto an organic farm to take photographs when he was set upon by two dogs.

Yaakob said: “They went there by themselves to the orchard, the owner was not there. The girlfriend was some distance away when suddenly the dogs attacked the victim. One of them in particular was very fierce, so he got injured.

He added: ‘The girlfriend called the villagers in the area for help, so they called the police but by the time they arrived he was not conscious. We are not sure whether he was already dead but he was sent to hospital and pronounced dead.”

A local newspaper said that the victim had sustained serious facial injuries in the attack, as well as multiple injuries and bites to his body.

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