World: Norway: a French tourist injured by a white bear in the Svalbard archipelago

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The forties, whose days are not in danger, was evacuated by helicopter to the Longyearbyen hospital, the main locality of the archipelago .

  Norvège : une touriste française blessée par un ours blanc dans l'archipel du Svalbard © supplied by Franceinfo

A French tourist was injured by a polar bear who entered a camp on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard , in the Arctic, Monday August 8, the local authorities announced. "His days are not in danger," local police chief Stein Olav Bredli told AFP. The tourist, aged in his forties, was evacuated by helicopter to the Longyearbyen hospital, the main town of the archipelago. The exact circumstances of the incident have not been specified.

The woman, whose identity was not specified, was part of an expedition of 25 people who stayed in tents surrounded by nature in the west of this territory, just over a thousand kilometers from the North Pole.

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Video: A Frenchwoman attacked by a polar bear in Norway: the animal had to be completed (Dailymotion)

The polar bear killed

"shots targeted the polar bear, which was frightened and left the premises "Detailed Stein Olav Bredli . Injured, the animal was subsequently located by the authorities who, due to the magnitude of its injuries, completed it.

Six fatal attacks for humans have been counted since 1971 at the Svalbard. The last implying a 38 -year -old Dutchman dates back to 2020.

According to experts, the decline in the ice floe under the effect of global warming deprives the bears of their favorite hunting ground, where they gave themselves with seals, and pushes them to approach the places populated by humans, in search of food.

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