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Woman mauled by tiger at Chinese park demands compensation

Associated Press Associated Press 14/10/2016

BEIJING — A woman who was mauled by a tiger after getting out of her car at a Beijing safari park, reportedly because she felt carsick, is demanding compensation of more than 2 million yuan ($300,000) from the facility.

Her mother was killed in the incident after also leaving the vehicle to come to her assistance.

The attack happened in July in the animals' enclosure at Beijing Badaling Wildlife World near the Great Wall of China.

The park confirmed media reports that the survivor, identified only by her surname, Zhao, is requesting 1.5 million yuan for her "serious injuries," including nerve damage, scarring of her face and psychological trauma, along with 1.24 million yuan as compensation for the death of her mother.

Spokesman Cao Zhijie said Friday that even though a district government investigation found the park was not to blame, they were willing to pay some compensation "out of our humanity." No figure has been decided.

Media reports cited Zhao as saying that she got out of the car because she felt carsick and thought they had already driven out of the animals' enclosure.

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