Man dies after his face is ripped off by seven pit bulls while he was on his morning walk

A man was attacked and his face was ripped off by seven pit bulls while he was on his morning walk.

Aglacir de Macedo Pereira, 46, was ambushed by the dogs in Lageado Feio, a rural area of southern Brazil on February 2.

He was enjoying his morning walk he takes regularly when the savage dogs escaped from a farm underneath a gate.

Brave passersby rescued him from the gruesome attack and called an ambulance.

They then helped him down the road to meet the emergency vehicle.

Pereira was rushed to Santa Cruz Hospital in central Pinhao, more than 20 miles away.

Pereira died after the attack, which saw his face ripped off by the dogs

One of the pit bulls was later pictured covered in blood (Image: Newsflash)

The pit bulls had bitten off all of the skin on his face and left his skull completely exposed.

After arriving at the hospital he tragically died due to his injuries.

Pereira's distraught aunt told local media, "He was like a son. I raised him since he was two years old."

His family have accused the dogs' owner of failing to keep the animals penned up properly.

"We ask people who have these animals to take care. We do not want other people to go through a situation as sad as the one we are going through," Pereira's aunt continued.

The owner of the dogs has not yet been identified.

Police are investigating the attack and may press charges against the owner.

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