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Four Orfei Circus tigers maul trainer to death in Italy

Four Orfei Circus tigers maul trainer to death in Italy

By Loata Bakalevu
Saturday 06/07/2019
Ettore Weber training tigers in an undated file image [Photo:BBC]

Four tigers have mauled their trainer to death during a rehearsal at a circus in Italy.

Local media reports that the tigers then played with his body in their cage until paramedics and circus staff intervened, he later died from his injuries.

Ettore Weber, who worked with the Circus, is said to be one of Italy's best known circus trainers.

Local media reports the tigers have now been taken out of the circus, and have been moved to a safari park.

Police in the area have also opened an investigation into what happened.

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