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Polar bear kills British boy in Arctic

A polar bear has mauled a 17-year-old British boy to death in the Arctic and injured four other UK tourists.

A group of 13 mainly 16 to 23-year-olds were on a trip with the British Schools Exploring Society near a glacier on the remote Norwegian island of Svalbard.

The Svalbard governor's office said a group member shot the bear.

The families of the victims have been told.

Sangita Myska reports.

  • 05 Aug 2011
  • From the section Europe
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