Lion kills 10-year-old girl while weeing outside at night in Zimbabwe's Chiredzi

A 10-year-old girl has been mauled to death by a lion while having a wee behind a hut in Zimbabwe.

A police spokesman told the state-linked Chronicle newspaper that the aunt of the little girl, named as Mitchell Mucheni, saw the lion drag her into the bush.

The attack took place close to a famous game reserve in the south east of the country.

The little girl had gone outside with her aunt Mawonei Muchacha, 34, at about 7pm on Saturday in Chiredzi when the big cat struck.

Assistant Inspector Kudakwashe Dehwathe said the child's body was later found about 300m away.

Ms Muchacha had waited at the front of the house while the girl went to the back.

After becoming concerned she went to check on the girl and saw the lion dragging her body into the bush.

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