Joburg man attacked by tiger

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Johannesburg -

A circus worker was attacked by a tiger in Rietfontein, Johannesburg, on Sunday, paramedics said.

He sustained severe bite wounds and lacerations to his neck and chest, Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha said in a statement.

The tiger escaped from its enclosure early on Sunday morning. The man was taken to hospital.

Botha could provide no further details on the attack. Nor could he provide the name of the circus, which he said was on Beyers Naude Drive. - Sapa


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