News 12 Nov 12

Macedonia: Escaped Circus Lion Panics Spectators

A lion who escaped during a circus performance has caused havoc amongst spectators on Sunday evening in the Macedonian town of Kavadarci.

Sinisa Jakov Marusic
BIRN
Skopje

Photo by: usien/wikimedia commons

“It was horrifying, children were screaming and women were fainting,” an  eyewitness described the scene to the Net Press news agency.

The police confirmed that there were no injuries when the lion, belonging to the  Hungarian traveling circus “Safari”, jumped into the audience during the performance. 

Local media report that the fully grown lion escaped through a collapsed part of the cage barrier that separated the audience from the podium. Lion tamers were quick to rush in and put the lion to sleep with tranquilliser darts.

“The lion pulled the fence and hurled towards us… we all started to run and whole hell broke loose… the lion got agitated and they were having hard time restraining it,” another spectator recalls.

The police said it will investigate how the lion escaped. The circus officials are so far silent.

Talk about it!

blog comments powered by Disqus

Related Headlines:

republika-srpska-referendum-early-results-09-25-2016
25 Sep 16

Bosnian Serbs Defy State with Referendum Landslide

People in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska voted overwhelmingly in a referendum to defy a ruling by the state-level Constitutional Court that banned the entity’s ‘statehood day’, initial results suggested.

25 Sep 16

Republika Srpska Referendum: Live Blog

25 Sep 16

Bosnian Serbs Vote in Disputed Referendum

23 Sep 16

Putin Meets Dodik On Eve of Bosnia Referendum

Premium Selection

bosnian-serbs-rush-to-finalise-disputed-referendum-09-23-2016
23 Sep 16

Bosnian Serbs Rush to Finalise Disputed Referendum

Officials in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity Republika Srpska are finalising preparations to hold their controversial referendum but the apparent haste has been causing confusion, while a boycott by Bosniaks seems certain.

ricardo-gutierrez-state-of-macedonia-media-worst-in-balkans--09-23-2016
23 Sep 16

Ricardo Gutierrez: State of Macedonia Media ‘Worst in Balkans’

The General Secretary of the European Federation of Journalists, EFJ, says the outlook for press freedom in Macedonia is depressing, condemning the incarceration of the journalist Zoran Bozinovski.

23 Sep 16

War Talk Grips Balkans Ahead of Bosnia Vote

22 Sep 16

Putin Hosts Dodik Ahead of Bosnia Serb Vote

21 Sep 16

Tara Mountain, a True Touch of Nature