A tiger that escaped from a flooded zoo in Georgia has killed one man and wounded another. The Tbilisi zoo had previously said all lions and tigers that went missing after the flooding had been found dead and only one jaguar remained unaccounted for.

The Interior Ministry says police killed the big cat, which was hiding in an abandoned factory when he attacked the men.

Many zoo animals – among them tigers, lions, bears, wolves and crocodiles – escaped from the Georgian zoo and onto the streets of the capital Tbilisi. Rescuers herded a hippo back to the zoo and recovered a crocodile completely buried in mud.

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A white tiger that killed a man after it had escaped from its enclosure during flooding lies on a stretcher after it was shot by police in Tbilisi, GeorgiaDavid Mdzinarishvili/Reuters
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A municipal worker stands near dead animals at a flooded zoo in the Georgian capitalVano Shlamov/AFP
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An excavator is used to remove a dead bear from the zoo in TbilisiDavid Mdzinarishvili/Reuters
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Rescue workers drag a dead tiger through the mud at the flooded zoo in TbilisiDavid Mdzinarishvili/Reuters
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A dead bear lies in mud at the flooded zoo in TbilisiDavid Mdzinarishvili/Reuters
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A hippopotamus that escaped from a zoo walks along a flooded street in Tbilisi, GeorgiaBeso Gulashvili/AFP
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Residents herd a hippopotamus along a flooded street back towards the zoo in TbilisiBeso Gulashvili/AFP

Three zoo workers died in the floods, including a woman who was trying to save lions and tigers. Several weeks ago she had lost her arm when a tiger attacked her, according to the reports.

Georgia observed a day of mourning for flood victims on Monday 15 June as rescue workers, soldiers and volunteers continued to search for missing people and clear rubble and mud from affected areas.

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An excavator works near buildings damaged by the flood in TbilisiDavid Mdzinarishvili/Reuters
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Volunteers clean debris around a buried emergency vehicle in TbilisiDavid Mdzinarishvili/Reuters
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Rescuers work among debris on a flooded street in TbilisiIrakli Gedenidze/Reuters
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Men collect debris at a flooded zoo in the Georgian capitalVano Shlamov/AFP
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Cars are seen partly submerged in debris on a flooded street in TbilisiBeso Gulashvili/Reuters

Heavy rains turned the Vere river that flows through Tbilisi into a torrent that washed away buildings, roads and cars. At least 12 people were killed and 24 reported missing.