- Family were touring the Beijing Badaling Wildlife World when one of them was injured after being attacked by Siberian tigers
- Another woman stepped out of the car to help her companion and was killed by another tiger
- The man and the child with them were unharmed according to Chinese media
A Chinese state-run newspaper reported that a couple of Siberian Tigers at a wildlife park in Beijing mauled one woman to death and seriously injured another when they stepped out of their vehicle in an enclosure.
According to the Legal Evening News, one tiger snatched one of the women as she stepped out of her car while touring the Beijing Badaling Wildlife World on Saturday.
The second woman quickly stepped out of the car to help her companion only to be attacked by another tiger who pounced and killed her, dragging off her dead body.
Accompanying the two women in the safari tour were a man and a small child, whom the Chinese media confirmed were unharmed. According to an online news portal Sohu, the man and several park employees quickly dashed to help the woman, but were too late to save her.
As for the injured woman, the local government offered few details, only saying that she was being treated.
The online portal Sohu further stated that the woman and the man were in a heated argument, after which she jumped out of the car.
The Yanqing district government stated in their official microblog post that incident occurred within the wildlife park, which will be closing for rectification. The park is located at the foot of the Great Wall.
The 6,000 acre reserve allows tourists to drive their own cars to view the free roaming animals, but are prohibited from stepping out in certain enclosures. Both women ignored repeated warnings to stay within the car.
When questioned about the incident, the park refused to comment on the tiger attack, only noting that the park is closing due to forecasts of heavy rain.
According to SXDSD VOC, a local news portal, this incident was not the first. A male employee was also killed by the tigers two years ago.