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Lion attack in Australia leaves zookeeper badly injured

A zookeeper has been critically injured after she was attacked by two lions in Australia, authorities say.

The 35-year-old woman suffered severe face and neck injuries on Tuesday at Shoalhaven Zoo, about 150km (90 miles) south of Sydney.

She had been cleaning an enclosure when she was set upon, New South Wales Police said.

The zoo said it would assist a police investigation and provide support to other staff.

Paramedics said the woman was found unconscious in the enclosure with severe injuries including bites and lacerations.

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