Polar bear kills young British adventurer in Norway

A polar bear

A polar bear has mauled to death a British citizen in Norway, according to reports. Photograph: Andrew Stewart/Rex Features

A British adventurer has been killed by a starving polar bear which attacked an expedition organised by the British Schools Exploring Society.

Four other people were injured by the animal, which the group then shot dead, at the Von Postbreen glacier on the island of Spitsbergen, part of the Svalbard archipelago.

The party of around 80 were on a five-week expedition in the Arctic run by the BSES, a youth development charity.

Continue reading here: guardian.co.uk

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