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Woman Killed in Lion Attack

April 24, 1993

DURBAN, South Africa (AP) _ A 67-year-old woman was mauled to death and her husband seriously injured when a lion attacked them at a camp in a game reserve, officials said Friday.

The attack occurred Thursday night at the Phinda Game Reserve near South Africa’s east coast.

Game rangers said they would hunt and kill the lion to prevent further attacks.

Grace Strauss of Durban left the camp dining area at about 9 p.m., and when she did not return her 70-year-old husband, Louis, went to look for her, said Alan Bernstein, managing director of Conservation Corp., which runs Phinda.

Residents heard Mr. Strauss screaming and saw a lion running away. Rangers found Mrs. Strauss’ body in the camp.

Bernstein said signs were posted warning guests to be careful after dark because wild animals often walk through the camp grounds.


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