Escaped zoo tiger kills man in Tbilisi, Georgia – CNN

Tbilisi, Georgia (CNN)Police have shot and killed a white tiger that killed a man Wednesday in Tbilisi, Georgia, a Ministry of Internal Affairs representative said, after severe flooding allowed hundreds of wild animals to escape the city zoo.

The tiger attack happened at a warehouse in the city center. The animal had been unaccounted for since the weekend floods destroyed the zoo premises.

The man killed, who was 43, worked in a company based in the warehouse, the Ministry of Internal Affairs said. Doctors said he was attacked in the throat and died before reaching the hospital.

Experts are still searching the warehouse, the ministry said, adding that earlier reports that the tiger had injured a second man were unfounded.

The zoo administration said Wednesday that another tiger was still missing. It was unable to confirm if the creature was dead or had escaped alive.

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili apologized to the public, saying he had been misinformed by the zoo’s management when he’d previously said there were no more dangerous animals on the run.


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