Second bear attack victim found

At least two women were dead after they were apparently attacked by bears that escaped from their cage at a park in northern Japan on Friday, local media reported.

One employee in her 70s was killed when she was mauled by a bear while another in her 60s was found dead after going missing for several hours, broadcaster NHK reported.

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The park in Akita prefecture keeps 38 bears, at least five of which had reportedly fled their enclosures. A total of six bears were shot dead by local hunters, NHK said. - Sapa-dpa