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TODAY   |  March 08, 2013

Lion opened cage door, broke woman’s neck

The Fresno County, Calif. coroner says 24-year-old Dianna Hanson was killed by a lion at an exotic animal park after the animal apparently used its paw to lift a partially-opened cage door. Officials say Hanson was talking on the phone with a co-worker moments before the attack.

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>>> california woman attacked by a lion wednesday at an exotic animal park was talking on the phone with a co-worker moments before she was killed. the co-worker became concerned when the conversation ended abruptly. the fresno county coroner says lighten broke 24-year-old diana hanson's neck after using a paw to open a partially open cage door.