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Circus Lion Attack VIDEO: Accident Caught On Tape In Ukraine


First Posted: 10/04/10 03:25 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:55 PM ET

There is a long-standing tradition of circuses in Eastern Europe, but this weekend, a performance in Ukraine went terribly wrong when a lion attacked a trainer, CBS reports.

The incident took place in the city of Lviv, one of the main cultural centers of Ukraine.

Doug Shepard, who witnessed the attack, said: "Kids are screaming, and kids are only 10 feet away and (my family was) probably 35 feet away."

WATCH RAW FOOTAGE OF THE LION ATTACK BELOW:

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