By CBSNewYork Team

CARTERET, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A young child died after being attacked by dogs in Middlesex County on Tuesday.

It happened around 4:30 p.m. at a house on Laurel Street in Carteret.

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According to prosecutors, the 3-year-old child and the child’s mother were in their backyard when two dogs attacked.

One neighbor heard a woman screaming for help.

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“Just, ‘Help me, help me,'” neighbor Jeet Debinder said. “It’s very, very bad, too, you know.”

The child was airlifted to a local hospital but could not be saved.

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Prosecutors say the child’s mother was seriously injured.

CBSNewYork Team