Man killed by polar bear on Norway’s Arctic Svalbard islands



A polar bear has attacked a camping site and killed a foreign national in the remote Svalbard Islands on Friday. The man was rushed to the hospital in Longyearbyen where he was declared dead by doctors, deputy governor Soelvi Elvedah said. Longyearbyen is the main settlement in Norway's Arctic Svalbard archipelago, which sits more than 500 miles north of the Norwegian mainland. The attack occurred just before 4am and is being investigated, the governor's office said. The victim's identity and citizenship were not immediately given. No-one else was injured, but six people were admitted to hospital with shock. The polar bear was found dead in a car park by the nearby airport after being shot...

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