Police Shoot Escaped Tiger in Tbilisi, Georgia After it Kills Man, 19 Others Killed by Flooding

VIEWER DISCRETION: Police shoot an escaped white tiger after it mauls a man to death in Tbilisi, Georgia. CNN’s Paula Newton reports.

Police in Tbilisi, Georgia shot and killed a white tiger that killed a man Wednesday after severe flooding allowed hundreds of wild animals to escape the city zoo.

The tiger attack happened at a warehouse in the center of the city. The animal had been unaccounted for since the weekend floods destroyed the zoo premises. One additional tiger was still at large after the first white tiger was killed.

The man suffered deadly trauma to the throat after the tiger attacked his neck.

At least 19 people were reported killed by the flooding. The Tbilisi city zoo lost about 300 of 600 animals — including lions, tigers, bears and wolves.

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