Graphic: Video emerges of lion attacking trainer in front of shocked audience in Egypt

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An Egyptian lion tamer has died from his injuries after being attacked by a lion during a show in Alexandria.

Al Arabiya reports that Islam Shaheen, 35, died after a newly-imported lion abruptly attacked him during a show.

Amateur video footage taken by an audience member and posted to YouTube on November 27 shows the moment of the attack, with the lion lunging towards Mr Shaheen before screams erupt from audience members.

Other trainers can be seen in the footage attempting to help Mr Shaheen.

He suffered multiple injuries in the attack and was taken to hospital but died a few days later.

The lion appeared to have been behaving erratically earlier in the day.

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