22-Year-Old woman killed by lion at game reserve in Hammanskraal

News from Johannesburg said a 22-year-old woman was on Tuesday attacked and mauled to death by a lion at a game reserve in Hammanskraal.

It’s understood the 22-year-old woman was visiting the private game reserve earlier on Tuesday when the animal attacked her.

Paramedics say they arrived on the scene and found bystanders trying to administer CPR.

Netcare911 spokesperson Nick Dollman said at around 11:05 paramedics were called to the Dinokeng Game Reserve.

“Reports from the scene allege that a 22-year-old female victim was attacked and mauled by a lioness. When Netcare 911 paramedics arrived at the scene bystanders had already initiated CPR,” Dollman said.

However, the victim had sustained critical injuries and died at the scene.

Dollman said the police were investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident

Netcare911’s Nick Dollman said: “Tragically the young victim had sustained severe injuries, there was nothing further that paramedics could do to save her and she died at the scene. The SAPS from Cullinan were on the scene and are investigating the incident