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Village Head Accused of Negligence Over Girl's Dog Attack Death

The village of Tiksi in Russia's Sakha republic.

Investigators have opened a negligence case against the mayor of a far eastern village where a 9-year-old girl was mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs on Monday.

The Investigative Committee said Tuesday in a statement that the administration of the village of Tiksi in the Sakha republic was warned repeatedly over the last few years about the need to catch the strays and regulate their numbers.

The committee said that "inaction by the head of the village administration" led to the fatal attack.

This is second deadly stray dog attack to have befallen the Sakha republic this year.

In February, a 9-year-old boy was savaged by stray dogs in the village of Berkatit and died on his way to hospital.

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