Tiger mauls women at Chinese wildlife park

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Tigers at a Chinese wildlife park mauled one woman to death and seriously injured another woman who exited their vehicle after an argument Saturday.

A tiger pounced on one woman after she got out of her car while she was touring the Beijing Badaling Wildlife World on Saturday, the Legal Evening News reported. The second woman was killed by another tiger that leaped at her after she got out of the car to try to help the other woman, the report said.

Yanqing district government confirmed that the tiger attack took place at the park. Visitors are allowed to drive their own vehicles in the park, but are not supposed to get out of them, officials said.

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A man and a small child were with the women. They were not injured, according to Agence France-Presse. The injured woman is being treated at a hospital for her wounds. Her condition is unknown.

The park was closed for "rectification," according to Agence France-Presse.

A woman who answered the phone at the park Sunday refused to comment to The Associated Press about the attack. She said the park is closed for two days due to forecasts of heavy rain.

A security guard was mauled to death in August 2014 at the park, according to Agence France-Presse.