Polar bear mauls British tourist to death

Polar bear mauls British tourist to death

A polar bear has reportedly mauled a British tourist to death and injured four others in Norway.

The group killed the bear at the Von Postbreen glacier on the remote island of Spitsbergen, according to reports by Norwegian news agency NTB and other outlets.

The expedition was from a British Schools Exploring Society, according to reports.

A spokeswoman for the Svalbard district governor's office said: "One person has died and four others are injured. Their injuries are serious."

The district governor's office issued a statement saying the authorities had received news of the attack at 7.30am on Friday. "The four injured people are now at the Longyearbyen hospital. An ambulance is scheduled to fly the patients to the hospital in Tromso."

 

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