TROMSO, Norway, Aug. 5 (UPI) — A polar bear killed one member of a British group traveling in Norway and seriously injured four others, authorities said.
The bear attacked early Friday in a remote wilderness popular with tourists, researchers and adventurers, a spokeswoman for the governor’s office in the Svalbard district told the BBC.
The five had been traveling with a “British group” but it had not been confirmed if they were U.K. citizens, she said.
The governor’s office confirmed four people had been airlifted to a hospital and the bear had been killed following the attack.
The U.K. Foreign Office said its embassy in Oslo is “urgently” looking into the incident.