In the Norwegian Arctic, a Dutch man was attacked and killed by a polar bear. According to the Norwegian authorities it was a 38 year old man who was staying at a campsite near the town of Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen.
Spitsbergen is the main island of the group of islands of the same name, halfway between the Norwegian mainland and the North Pole. There are 3,000 people living among 1,000 polar bears.
The Dutch owner of the campsite says that an attack by a polar bear has not occurred on the campsite in 44 years.