Police commandos rushed to the site and killed the tiger. Previously some residents have expressed anger at the killing of animals but the action that the authorities said was necessary to protect lives proved to be correct. Finally all of the missing lions and tigers had been found dead, with one jaguar unaccounted for. The flooding, triggered by torrential rains over the weekend, killed at least 19 people, injured 37, destroyed houses and tore up roads. Six people remain missing. Only a half of the zoo’s 600 inhabitants have survived the flooding. Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry has offered to fly equipment and rescue workers to Tbilisi.