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Circus Tiger Mauls Boy in Northern China

United Press International

A tiger that escaped during a circus show in northern Shanxi province mauled an 8-year-old boy and sent hundreds of panic-stricken spectators fleeing in pandemonium, the Workers’ Daily newspaper said Friday.

At least 40 people fainted with fear when the 2-year-old tiger burst out of its cage during a circus performance last month in Yanggao county in Shanxi province, about 130 miles west of Beijing, the paper said. The boy suffered severe lacerations.


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