Svalbard: Polar bear kills man on campsite owned by a Dutch grower

Last Friday, a Dutch man was killed by a polar bear. The man stayed and was manager at a campsite near Longyearbyen, the main town of the island in the Svalbard archipelago. The campsite was owned by Michelle van Dijk who - of course very shocked-  lives in the Westland area in the Netherlands. 

No details of the attack has been announced. The man was attacked in his tent before dawn on Friday and died shortly afterwards of his injuries, the BBC reports. The bear was then shot and found dead at the local airport.  

More information about this attack:  www.bbc.com

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