A “beautiful” mum has been mauled to death by three cross-breed dogs at her friend's home in Australia.
Amanda Carmichael was visiting her pal on the morning of Tuesday 8 when the savage pit bull terriers fatally attacked her.
The 41-year-old suffered critical injuries to her neck, chest and arm throughout the onslaught.
Others were present at the Maryborough house, in Queensland's Fraser Coast region, when the tragic incident occurred.
They called the ambulance service and police officers – but Amanda died at the scene despite paramedics attempting life-saving CPR.
She was reportedly a much-loved mum and a big figure in her local community.
One woman who knew the victim said was a “beautiful, darling friend” who will be “missed ever so dearly”.
David Kindelan, another one of Amanda’s pals, told The Chronicleshe had put up with a “troubled few years” but was always friendly and good company.
The killer canines were locked in a shed by the time cops arrived, reports The Daily Mail.
They weren’t living permanently at the Maryborough home.
Fraser Coast Regional Council officers raced to move each dog into a cage and take them away from the property.
Maryborough Acting Inspector Wade Lee said initial investigations into the death suggest the incident was “a very tragic accident”.
“There's no criminality involved; it's just tragic and sad,” he said.
The fate of the dogs is yet to be determined.
Regional Council major for Fraser Coast said if there are lessons to be learnt the council will take any necessary steps.
“This is a very sad and tragic event for our community,” he told news.au.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends and relations.
“If there are matters that can be learnt from it, [the] council certainly will take those up.”
A report will be given to the coroner who will investigate the death further.
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