A 60-year-old woman has been mauled to death by up to 25 rottweilers she was keeping on her property in a Czech village, police say.
Police say the woman died immediately after suffering serious wounds at her Radonice-nad-Ohri home, about 65 kilometres north of the Czech capital Prague.
After being called to the scene by the woman’s daughter, police removed 25 dogs from the property, but were not immediately able to confirm whether the woman was involved in breeding the canines for dog-fighting.
The dogs were “abused and starving”, according to local Czech broadcaster TV Nova.
“Several dogs attacked their owner around 06:00am (local time),” police spokesman Daniel Vitek said.
“An investigation was launched to confirm all the circumstances of the incident.”