Woman mauled to death by tiger after stepping out of car in Chinese wildlife park

Another woman who was injured is recovering in hospital

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File photo of Siberian tigers | PA Images

A woman was mauled to death and another was seriously injured when they were attacked by Siberian tigers at a wildlife park in Beijing, according to a Chinese government-run newspaper. 

The Legal Evening News said the deceased was killed in Beijing Badaling Wildlife World yesterday after stepping out of their car. 

CCTV footage of the incident shows the tiger leaping at the woman from behind, grabbing her and pulling her away from the vehicle.

The attack prompted a man and a woman to get out of the car to chase after the tiger in a bid to help.

The second woman was killed by a tiger, which then carried her body away.

Park staff reportedly rushed to help the pair, but were only able to save one of them.

The injured woman is recovering from her wounds in hospital, while a child who was also in the car escaped unharmed.

Beijing Badaling Wildlife World allows customers to drive their own cars through an open space where animals roam free, but visitors are not allowed to leave their vehicles in certain enclosures.

A spokesperson for the park refused to comment on the attack and said the attraction was closed for two days due to forecasts of heavy rain, the Associated Press news agency reported.

A security guard was reportedly mauled to death at the park by a tiger in 2014, reports said.