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Lioness Escapes Zoo Cage and Kills 3-Year-Old Girl

October 28, 1990

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) _ A lioness escaped from her cage Sunday and killed the 3-year-old daughter of a zookeeper before being shot dead, the Middle East News Agency reported.

The 8-year-old lioness escaped from her cage while it was being cleaned and attacked the girl, Asma Abdel-Azim Ibrahim, the news agency said.

The agency said the zoo’s manager, Nabil Gad Khalil, shot and killed the lioness.

The small zoo, located in the southern town of Fayoum, was closed for the rest of the day while an investigation was carried out.

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