After a severe storm dozens of dangerous animals escaped out of their enclosures from the zoo . Lions , bears, tigers and wolves roam abandoned in the city and destroyed the Georgian capital . .
Alarm in Tbilisi : lions, tigers , wolves and bears, all these dangerous animals escaped from a zoo destroyed by a storm in the Georgian capital . Citizens of the metropolis were asked to stay in their homes .
By flooding at least eight people were killed , including three zoo staff said Mayor David Narmania . Ten people were missing . It was not clear whether these people were killed through the storm or animal attack .A hippo was driven on Sunday morning on one of the main squares and immobilized with a tranquilizer gun , as the press office of the zoo announced .
Flooding in Tbilisi, Georgia leads to 5 deaths, injuries, escaped zoo animals (!), and property damage. http://t.co/NnuLeiM0Tb #Caucasus — Matthew Kupfer (@Matthew_Kupfer) June 14, 2015
Some other animals have been recaptured. However, was not clear how many are still freely roaming. For safety reasons, police and special forces shot dead several animals. At a children's hospital they killed six wolves according to the TV station Rustavi 2, . In the zoo enclosures many plants were destroyed by the flooding and storm.
President Georgi condole to the relatives of the dead . Everything will quickly rebuilt, he promised. Prime Minister Irakli Garibaschwili said the floods had caused "great damage". The Civil Defense of Südkaukasusrepublik established a crisis management team.