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Four husky dogs were destroyed in Kangirsuk, Que., after a six-year-old girl was mauled in the community Monday. She is in intensive care at Montreal Children's Hospital. ((CBC))

A six-year-old girl is in intensive care at a Montreal hospital after she was mauled by four husky dogs this week in a remote northern Quebec community.

The girl was attacked while walking home from school Monday in Kangirsuk, a remote Inuit village of about 400 located 13 kilometres inland from Ungava Bay.

She was later flown to the Montreal Children's Hospital. The girl's name has not been released.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the girl's condition has improved but she remains on a ventilator and her life is still at risk, hospital officials told CBC News.

Kangirsuk Mayor David Pinguapik said the girl has bites all over her body. A witness saw the attack and chased the dogs away, he said.

In a release, the Kativik Regional Government said officials have since destroyed the four dogs responsible for the attack. The regional police force is also investigating.