The company in which Ly Thi Nga, 68, was mauled to death by three dogs on Monday
A 68-year-old woman was mauled to death by three dogs at a garment company in the northern city of Hai Phong on Monday, local police have confirmed.
Ly Thi Nga was admitted to a hospital with "hundreds of wounds" on her body and her clothes badly torn at 6:55 a.m. on Monday. She was in shock.
Around three hours later, she died due to serious blood loss.
Colonel Pham Duy Dien, a spokesman for Hai Phong Police, told Thanh Nien that Nga, a retired teacher, worked as a janitor at Thai Anh Intraseco, a private garment company.
Her younger brother Ly Van Xanh is the board chairman. The company is also his house.
On Monday morning, Nga was cleaning up the office of the company and taking out the garbage when the three dogs reportedly attacked her.
It is not clear how things happened.
When others employees found her, Nga was lying on the ground.
Some online news website said Nga may have unintentionally come near some newborn puppies and upset the adult dogs.
Xanh said the three dogs had been raised by his family for more than 10 years. Each dog weighs around 10 kilograms.
It was the first time the dogs attacked humans and injured them so badly, he said.
He said the dogs had been trained to guard his house, even before the company was established.
He added that Nga usually fed the dogs before.
Local police are still investigating.