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Monkey Mauls to Death 6-Month-Old Baby in Crimea

A six-month-old baby has been mauled to death by a monkey in Crimea.

A six-month-old baby has been mauled to death by a monkey in the Black Sea region of Crimea, a news report said Thursday.

The incident took place in city of Sevastopol after the monkey, which was kept in a private zoo, managed to escape from its leash while its 65-year-old owner was cleaning its cage, the Interior Ministry told news agency Interfax on Thursday.

The monkey then scaled a fence into a neighboring garden, where it launched an attack upon the six-month old child, who was lying asleep in a stroller.

The baby's parents were nearby at the time of the attack but were unable to save their child from the "aggressive animal," the report added.

An Interior Ministry spokesman told Interfax that investigators were looking into the incident.

It was unclear from the report what happened to the monkey.

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