In China, a circus featuring lions turned into a terrifying ordeal as the two big cats broke free from their enclosure, causing panic among the packed audience.

The incident occurred on Saturday in the city of Luoyang in Henan Province, as reported by Mail Online. Video footage shows the disobedient lions refusing to follow instructions from their circus trainers, managing to sneak out of their cage and approach the audience.

As a result, the frightened audience, made up of both adults and children, started to run for their lives, triggering a stampede to escape the potential danger of being attacked by the lions.

2 lions break out of enclosure during circus show in China