Bear Shot Dead After Rampaging Through Japanese City
Tokyo, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 18th Jun, 2021 ) :Hunters shot and killed a brown bear in northern Japan on Friday after it rampaged through a city, injuring four people including a soldier and lumbering across busy roads.
"A total of four people, including one Self-Defense Forces member, have been attacked and injured by the brown bear. We express our sincere sympathy to them," he said.
"Officials from Sapporo City, the Hokkaido police, a local hunting association and other concerned agencies have arrived at the scene. They are coordinating efforts to capture the brown bear, or if deemed necessary, exterminate it." One of the victims was in their 40s, one in their 70s and another in their 80s, according to NHK, which did not give details of the fourth.
Asian black bears are native to large parts of Japan, including the country's main island, while brown bears roam Hokkaido further north.