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People in Dolna Oryahovitsa live in fear, not only after the fatal attack on a woman by dogs, but also since before.

This morning at 8:00 a.m., the police received a report about a dead woman with lacerations, most likely bitten by dogs, found on the outskirts of Dolna Oryahovitsa.

40-year-old Miroslava was just leaving for the municipal hospital in Gorna Oryahovitsa, where she had been working as a nurse for a year.

"A great tragedy! As in every populated place in Bulgaria, there are stray dogs in Dolna Oryahovitsa as well," Dolna Oryahovitsa mayor Yordan Baichev told Bulgaria ON AIR.

A pack of dogs killed a woman in Dolna Oryahovitsa

The prosecutor's office said that an initial inspection found lacerations, most likely from animals, and that three dogs were immediately captured on the neighboring property.

According to neighbors, stray dogs are harassing the neighborhood.

"They were barking last night and I got up about 1:30. The owner of the house is in jail. He guards the house and the dogs are his, and when they go to the store, all the dogs follow him, I've seen six of them, homeless. He feeds them, I've seen him carrying bags of pellets," Marin Yorkishev said.

"It's been a year since Martin brought these dogs. He went to prison and now another boy, an Ivailo, is looking after them and on the roads they walk - big dogs, street dogs, huge! Hey, now even the neighbor complains that yesterday one - black and white, passes through her house and goes to them because of their puppy," Veska Georgieva added.

The dogs are off-leash and the people of the neighborhood are taking care of themselves as best they can.

"I always carry one female pirate and only when I see them I throw them and weaned them to pass by," said Marin Yorkishev.

"I open the lid, I'm going to fill the garbage can and I feel that something is behind me. When I turn around - a huge black and white dog! And I reach with the stick and it has its teeth and started barking. One time five or six dogs have come! How can I not be afraid, I can't go out on the street", worries Veska Georgieva.

Miroslava, 40, raised her 15-year-old son alone.

Procedural-investigative actions are ongoing in the case. 

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