Stray dogs kill boy, maim tourist in Sicily
ROME, March 17 (Reuters) - Stray dogs maimed a German tourist in a Sicilian town on Tuesday, two days after killing a 10-year-old boy in the same area.
The 24-year-old German woman was attacked by eight dogs while she was walking on a beach near Marina di Modica, some 20 km (12 miles) from the city of Ragusa.
Doctors said her face was disfigured and that she had suffered severe injuries in several parts of her body, describing her condition as "desperate".
Giuseppe Brafa, 10, was killed in the same area on Sunday by stray dogs while playing in a field. A 9-year-old boy was injured.
In the absence of a proper kennel, local authorities had ordered the dogs be kept in a fenced area. The owner of the make-shift pound since has been arrested.
Police found the site littered with garbage and animal carcasses. They have since captured around 40 dogs in the area, but a pack of 10 is thought to be still roaming the streets.
Stray dogs are common in southern Italy. Local authorities believe this particular pack is attacking people out of hunger. (Reporting by Silvia Aloisi)