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Leopard kills woman on TV shoot

2011-03-16 22:52
 
Leopard
Berlin - A leopard not previously thought to be dangerous has killed a member of a German television crew making an episode of a popular series in Namibia just outside Windhoek.

A spokesperson for the production company ndF said on Wednesday: "The animal was thought to be completely docile.

"Some members of the team even stroked him before."

The 46-year-old woman, who has not been named, was part of a team preparing an episode of Um Himmels Willen (For Heaven's Sake), a light-hearted and long-running series set in and around a Bavarian nunnery.

"He unexpectedly went for her throat," Ulf Tubbesing, a Namibian-German television vet who owned the farm where the tragedy took place, told the Bild daily.

"I immediately ordered my farm manager to shoot the animal."

- SAPA

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