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A 13-month-old girl died at a local hospital after she was bitten by a caregiver's dog Friday on North Hanover Street in Cape Girardeau, police said.

Police said they were dispatched to the residence at 2:12 p.m. Friday in response to the dog attack.

The child later was pronounced dead at a local hospital, police said Monday. The dog was impounded and transported to an animal shelter and is "awaiting disposition to be euthanized," according to a news release.

Police said the case is still under investigation.