Tiger kills zookeeper in east China

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Nanchang (China)- A zookeeper died after being attacked by a tiger at a zoo east China’s Jiangxi Province on Friday, local authorities reported.

accident happened at the zoo in Chuntai Park, Yichun , in the early hours.

The local authorities said that the tiger pounced on and bit the zookeeper, surnamed Gong, who was cleaning the tiger’s enclosure.

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However, other zoo staff rushed to drive away the tiger and injected it tranquilizers.

In spite of , Gong, who suffered serious injuries, died about an hour after the .

According to the local officials, they will deal with the aftermath. (Xinhua/NAN)