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Bridgewater Woman Attacked By Dog

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Authorities say a 71-year-old Bridgewater woman suffered severe facial injuries during an attack by a relative's pit bull that was so vicious that a veterinarian later recovered pieces of human flesh from the animal's stomach.

Police say Normanda Torres was attacked unprovoked by the 50-pound dog that belonged to her grandson as she stood at the kitchen sink late Thursday morning.

She was flown to a Boston hospital for surgery. Hospital staff said she is recovering.

Dogs involved in biting incidents are usually quarantined for 10 days, but doctors at the hospital requested that the roughly-year-old animal be euthanized immediately to recover the woman's flesh.

The owner of the dog after the attack that the dog had bitten two people previously.

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