Tigers at a wildlife park in Beijing have killed a woman and injured another after the pair left their vehicle following a family argument.
The attack took place at Badaling Wildlife World on Saturday when one of the women left the vehicle following an altercation,reported.
A tiger attacked her, prompting the second woman to go and try to save her. Another tiger then mauled the second woman to death, before carrying off her body. The first woman was injured in the attack.
The two women were accompanied by a man, who aided in the rescue attempt, and a small child. They were uninjured, the website said, adding that the park has been ordered to close for “rectification”.
The park allows visitors to drive their own cars through an open space where the animals roam free. Visitors are cautioned not to get out of their vehicles.
Staff rushed to help the women, said the news website Sohu. The injured woman is recovering in hospital, it added.
There was no mention of the incident on the park’s website or social media account. A post on its microblog said that it was closed due to heavy rains.
The park has had at least one previous tiger attack, said Sohu, noting that a security guard was mauled to death in August 2014.