May 29, 2017 3:57 pm
Updated: May 30, 2017 11:36 am

Zookeeper dead after tiger attack in U.K.

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Police said a tiger killed a female zookeeper Monday at a zoo 130 kilometres north of London.

“A tiger had entered an enclosure with a keeper. Sadly the female zookeeper died at the scene,” Cambridgeshire Police said in a statement.

Police said they were called to Hamerton Zoo Park late Monday morning.

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The tiger never escaped from the enclosure, and police said foul play was not suspected in the keeper’s death.

Visitors were evacuated when the incident began and an air ambulance was summoned to provide emergency help for the victim.

An eyewitness says visitors were removed calmly and that there was no panic.

Police did not release information about the tiger.

© 2017 The Associated Press

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