Horror as boy, 3, dies after falling from window before being mauled by dogs

A three-year-old boy has died after plunging 10ft from a window before being savaged by his family’s dogs, according to reports.

The toddler was found in a critical condition with a neck injury from the fall at his home in Elizabeth, New Jersey in the US.

He also had bites on his body from being mauled by the two dogs in the back yard of the house.

The child, who has not been named, was taken to hospital after being found at around 5.30pm on Wednesday (June 9). He died an hour later.

Neighbours claimed as soon as he fell, the dogs attacked him.

Authorities arrived and found the two dogs, which neighbours said were pit bulls, in the fenced-in back garden.

The animals were taken away by a local animal control agency and are expected to be euthanised, according to NJ.com.

It is not clear whether the boy died as a result of the fall, the injuries from the dog attack, or as a combination of both.

And it is also not clear how he fell from the window.

Police are investigating but no criminal charge shave been filed.

Neighbour Maria Rocha told CBS New York: "The dogs were bad, the dogs, everybody was scared of the dogs.

"As soon as the baby fell, the dogs attack him.

"My heart is broken. I didn't sleep all night.

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“I cannot believe this happened.”

Another woman who lives nearby described seeing a man run to the front of the property carrying the boy.

She said:“I heard something like bang and then I heard someone was screaming like, ‘Help! No stop, no stop!’

Another resident described the animals as being aggressive, adding they would jump and bark when she waled past the home.

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