07 Feb '12, 3pm

Tigers attack tourist bus in China: report

Tigers attack tourist bus in China: report

BEIJING: A group of tourists visiting a wildlife park in eastern China had a narrow escape after Bengal tigers attacked their bus, puncturing its tyres and destroying the windscreen, state media said Tuesday. A worker in charge of the enclosure at Jinan Wildlife World in Shandong province was at lunch when the incident happened last Saturday and it took officials 10 minutes to open a gate so the tourists could escape, reports said. None of the 27 tourists on the bus was injured, but the driver's hand was hurt when the tigers jumped on the vehicle and broke the windscreen, the official Xinhua news agency said. Terrified visitors hid under their seats as a group of up to eight tigers bit the vehicle's tyres, destroyed its windshield wipers and broke windows, the Global Times reported. Attempts to call police failed because there was no mobile phone reception, it added. "We a...

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