Deadly lion attack at California sanctuary

Associated Press
This undated photo provided by Paul Hanson shows his sister, Dianna Hanson. Dianna Hanson, a 24-year-old intern at the Cat Haven in Dunlap, Calif., was mauled to death by a lion at the exotic animal park on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Hanson)

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A 24-year-old intern was killed by an African lion at a California wildlife sanctuary and died almost instantly after sustaining injuries, according to coroner, amid media reports that the animal may have escaped from its pen to attack her.

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