One woman was killed and another was mauled by two Siberian tigers after the guests exited their car while visiting the Beijing Badaling Wildlife World on Saturday, July 23, according to the Associated Press.
Graphic images from the surveillance footage released by China’s state broadcaster show the first woman exiting the car on the passenger side and walking over to the driver’s door, which opens. As she is talking to the driver, a tiger pounces from the woods behind her and drags her off the road as the man in the driver’s seat runs after her.
Moments later, an older female passenger exits from the rear of the car and follows her companions. What appears to be a staff vehicle immediately drives off after the three adults.
The older woman was killed by a second tiger that was not visible in the video, and the younger woman was seriously injured and rushed to the hospital, the Legal Evening News reports.
According to the paper, the victims were a family of four — the man, two women and a child. The younger woman and the man reportedly got into an argument when she left the safety of the car.
Park visitors are allowed to drive their vehicles through the safari — which is located at the foot of the Great Wall of China — but are not allowed to get out of their cars, according to Legal Evening News.
The official Yanqing County blog announced on Saturday that officials are investigating the incident. The park was immediately closed.
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