• The  middle-aged man died from his injuries after Sunday's attack.

Crime: police barrier
Crime: police barrier
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The authorities in Ghana are investigating after a man was mauled to death by a lion after he climbed into a zoo enclosure in the capital, Accra.

The man, described as middle-aged, died from his injuries after Sunday's attack, officials say.

The motive of the intruder is yet to be determined, according to a statement by wildlife authorities.

The victim's body was retrieved from the zoo and taken to a local morgue.

Police have opened an investigation to establish the motive of the intruder and circumstances surrounding the attack.

A lion, a lioness and two cubs were in the enclosure when the incident happened.

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