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Woman in critical condition after elephant attack at Sydney zoo

Published on Oct 19, 2012 12:16 PM
 
A file photo taken on July 4, 201 shows a mother elephant (right) with her baby at Taronga Zoo in Sydney on July 4, 2011. A female keeper was rushed to hospital in a critical condition on Friday after being crushed against a bollard by an Asian elephant at Sydney's Taronga Zoo, authorities said. -- PHOTO:

SYDNEY (AFP) - A female keeper was rushed to hospital in a critical condition on Friday after being crushed against a bollard by an Asian elephant at Sydney's Taronga Zoo, authorities said.

An ambulance spokeswoman said emergency services were called to the elephant enclosure and discovered that a woman in her 40s had been injured.

"She had critical injuries, multiple injuries. The patient was unconscious and had stopped breathing," the spokeswoman told AFP.

She was resuscitated and taken to a nearby hospital.

 
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