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Toddler dies after dog attack in suburban Phoenix

PHOENIX -- Authorities said a toddler has died after he was attacked by dogs at his babysitter's home in suburban Phoenix.

Fire officials said both the 2 1/2-year-old and the 28-year-old babysitter suffered significant injuries in the attack Sunday afternoon.

Gilbert police Sgt. Jesse Sanger told a local news station that the babysitter was watching five children when she tried to break up a fight among three of her dogs.

He said that somehow the child got involved in the fray. None of the other children were hurt.

The boy was taken to Gilbert Mercy Hospital where he died. Sanger said that the babysitter underwent surgery at a Scottsdale hospital. There was no immediate word on her condition.

No names were available.

Animal control took the dogs. Their breed wasn't immediately clear.

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