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The embassy says it has no information but will follow up to “provide any assistance possible.” A South African news outlet, EWN, cites park officials as saying a tourist died in a lion attack at the Lion Park, a popular destination for tourists who can drive in their own vehicles through large enclosures where lions roam freely.
EWN reports the woman was in a vehicle driving through the park with its windows open, against park rules. A lioness reportedly jumped through the window, biting the female passenger.
The male driver was also reportedly seriously injured while trying to free the woman from the animal’s grip. “There was a car driving to the lion camp and the lion came through the window and it bit the tourist,” a park rep says. “The ambulance arrived quite soon but the lady has passed away.”
No word on the fate of the lion but I suspect it will be killed.