Polar Bear Kills 1, Injures 4 In Norway


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.

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