Circus tiger kills girl in southwest China

Updated: 2014-11-02 08:01


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CHONGQING - A circus tiger killed a girl in southwestern Chongqing Municipality on Friday, according to the theme park.

The eight-year-old girl was attacked by the tiger when she slipped into an closed animal training site of a circus in Leheledu Amusement Park while visiting with her relatives on Friday night.

The girl died in the hospital after serious injuries.

The circus is hired by the Leheledu Amusement Park for performances. A spokesman from the park said they have reached initial agreement on settling the incident with the victim's family and vowed to beef up security measures.