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Escaped Tiger, During Tbilisi flood Kills Man

A white tiger which escaped from a zoo during apocalyptic flooding in the Georgian capital has killed a man, it emerged today.

Dozens of wild animals including bears, wolves and a hippo have run amok through Tbilisi after torrential rain allowed them to flee their enclosures on Sunday.

News of the death comes hours after the government said all of the missing lions and tigers had been found dead, based on information from zookeepers.

The victim, the owner of a textile plant, is understood to have been killed when he and three colleagues entered the company’s warehouse where the animal was hiding. 

‘It was a white tiger, a big one. It attacked a man, it seized him by the throat,’ one agitated witness told Georgian television.