Woman killed by lion had car window wide open

By Drum Digital
02 June 2015

A woman was attacked and killed by a lioness at the Lion Park, near Lanseria, on Monday afternoon.

Thomas Hartleb, News24

"We had a gentleman and a lady driving with the windows wide open. The lion came through the passenger side window and attacked her," assistant operations manager Scott Simpson said.

"The man sustained slight injuries trying to fight her off."

Staff rushed to help her and paramedics were called. She died while they were treating her. The attack happened around 15:00.

Simpson said while it had not been confirmed, it was believed she was an American tourist in her 40s. Her identity had not been established yet.

News24

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