Man killed by lions

2010-10-31 13:08

Johannesburg - A man, aged 30, working at a crocodile and lion ranch in Addo, near Uitenhage was killed by lions on Sunday morning, Eastern Cape police said.

"It is alleged that the man climbed over a fence and sat on a pole when one of the lions got hold of his legs," said police spokesperson Gerda Swart.

She said the incident happened at about 05:00.

The lions pulled him off the pole and he could not be reached soon enough.

"The man was killed in the process."

An inquest into the death has been opened.