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EXTRACT FROM THE FOLLOWING THIRD PARTY SOURCE: Bulletin

An illegal hunter was killed and four others barely escaped when they were attacked by two lions on a game farm earlier this week.

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The incident occurred at just after 21:00 on Wednesday evening when the five hunters from the Namakgale area near Phalaborwa set out with their dogs on an illegal hunt.

Three of the men escaped by climbing into a tree. According to reports two of the hunting dogs were also killed. The four hunters who survived the attack have not yet been arrested.

Provincial SAPS spokesperson, Col Ronel Otto, confirmed the incident and said that an inquest docket has been opened. It is unclear at this stage how many dogs were used but no firearms were found.

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