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Woman killed, another injured in tiger attack

Tigers at a wildlife park in Beijing killed one woman and injured another after the pair left their vehicle following an argument, Chinese media reported.

The incident took place at Beijing Badaling Wildlife World on Saturday, chinanews.com reported, when one of the women left the vehicle after an altercation.

A tiger quickly attacked her and dragged her off.

The second woman left the vehicle in an attempt to help, reported the news agency on its microblog account.

Another tiger mauled the second woman to death, before carrying off her body.

The two women were accompanied by a man and a child.

SAFARI-STYLE

The park, which was ordered to close for "rectification", allows visitors to drive their own cars safari-style through an open space where the animals roam free.

Visitors are cautioned not to alight from their vehicles.

A report on online news portal Sohu said that park staff quickly rushed to the women's aid, but was too late to save one of them.

The injured woman is recovering in hospital, it said.

There was no mention of the incident on the park's web page or social media account.

A post on its microblog said it was closed due to heavy rains.

The park has had at least one previous tiger attack, Sohu reported. It said a security guard had been mauled to death in August 2014. - AFP.

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