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Bear Climbs Into Gunma Safari Park Employee's Car And Kills Her

A safari park employee in Japan has died after being attacked by a bear which had somehow climbed into her small car. An Asian black bear was seen climbing into a vehicle at the Gunma Safari Park, north-west of Tokyo, and attacking park employee Kiyomi Saito inside the car, a local police spokesman said.

Ms Saito, 46, suffered injuries to the left side of her chest and stomach and was rushed to hospital where she was later confirmed dead, the spokesman said.

"The details are not yet known, including how the bear got inside the car," the spokesman told AFP, adding the animal was a five-year-old male and weighing 160 kilograms.

Park employee Yusuke Yamazaki said the park was "under police investigation and no details can be confirmed at this point".

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