BEIJING – A tiger killed a visitor to a wildlife park in China after the man apparently entered its enclosure, media reports said.

The incident happened at the Youngor Wildlife Park in the city of Ningbo Shanghai, according to media reports which added that one tiger in the enclosure was shot dead as a result.

A video emerged online showing a tiger dragged the man under some trees and sinking its teeth into his neck as two other tigers stood close by watching.

The tigers were eventually driven away by park staff using with firecrackers and water cannon, said a report in the Beijing Youth Daily, which added that the man was shifted to hospital but later succumbed to injuries.

The reports said it was not clear how or why the man, whose wife and child had come to the park with him, had gotten into the tiger enclosure.