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CAPE TOWN – An Athlone man and his three-year-old granddaughter are recovering in hospital after they were attacked by dogs.

The two dogs mauled Aubrey and little Emma Murphy at the family’s home on Tuesday.

Aubrey was at home with his three-year-old twin granddaughters.

It’s believed he heard a noise coming from his backyard and went outside to inspect.

Family member Cliff Augustyn explains what happened next.

“Emma ran ahead of him. I believe the two dogs attacked Emma first and then her grandfather covered Emma with his body. That’s when the dogs attacked him.”

The three-year-old girl was rushed to hospital.

Paramedics attended to her grandfather on the scene, and he was later transported to a medical facility.

Both relatives have since undergone surgery and are in a stable condition.



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