The woman went to rescue her daughter who had got out a car to remonstrate with her partner as they passed through the Siberian tiger enclosure at Badaling Wildlife Park in ChinaShocking footage has emerged of the moment a woman was mauled by a tiger and another dragged to her death during a family row at a safari park.
The tragic incident began when a young woman got out of a car inside the Siberian tiger enclosure to berate her partner in the driver's seat.
One of the powerful creatures quickly pounced at Badaling Wildlife Park in Beijing, China.
An older woman, believed to be her mother, and a man then also got out and went to her rescue.
The younger woman remains in hospital with serious injuries but the mum could not be saved.
The horrendous incident was partly captured on shocking CCTV footage.
A silver car is driving along a paved pathway through the park when it comes to a stop.
A young woman gets out of the front passenger seat, slams her door and stomps round to the driver's side.
But within seconds, a tiger appears from nowhere and pounces on the woman's back from behind.
She appears to hear it coming only at the last second and is unable to escape.
The animal pulls her to the ground and away from the vehicle with lightning speed.
He then disappears off camera.
A few seconds later, the older woman also gets out the car as par rangers appear in a jeep.
The man appears to motion her back into the vehicle, but she runs with him off camera as well.
Sources told ChinaNews said the accident involved a family of four including three adults and a child.
As the vehicle travelled through the Siberian tiger garden area, there was an "altercation" between the young woman and man who was driving.
She suddenly got out of the car and went to try and open his door.
The younger woman remains seriously injured in hospital while the older woman was killed on the sport.
The young man also left the car in an attempt to rescue the women, it was reported.
Details of the incident have not been officially confirmed.
Signs at Badaling Wildlife Park warn visitors not to leave their vehicles.
A zookeeper was killed at the same park in 2014 after being bitten by a Bengal tiger, according to Sina News.
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