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Air rescue for brown bears trapped by floods in Russia

Two brown bears have been airlifted to safety amid severe flooding in Russia's far east.

Rescuers decided to move the animals from a tourist camp near the city of Blagoveshchensk as flood waters rose.

More than 20,000 people have been evacuated from flood-stricken areas and the Amur river has burst its banks after heavy rain.

Mike Embley has more details.

  • 19 Aug 2013
  • From the section Europe
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