A polar bear has killed a 38-year-old Dutch national at a campsite in the Norwegian Arctic Svalbard islands early on Friday, local authorities said, adding that it is the first such deadly incident since 2011.
The bear attacked the man in his tent before people at the scene fired shots at it. The Dutch was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. At the time of the attack, seven people were camping at the site. The bear was found dead later in the car park of the local airport.
The victim, identified as Johan Jacobus Koote, was a friend of