Elephant wanders around Rome for two hours after circus breakout

ROME Fri Dec 6, 2013 8:53pm IST

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ROME (Reuters) - An elephant broke out of a Rome circus on Friday, causing panic and drawing crowds of curious residents as she wandered around a northern suburb before being cornered by police, Italian press reported.

The elephant, named Mia, had almost reached a motorway exit road after two hours on the run by the time police caught up with her.

The circus owners recaptured her as she stopped at a roundabout during a moment of indecision, the news agency Ansa said.

(Reporting by Naomi O'Leary; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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