3 injured by bear in Fukushima town
Japan Today -- Jul 19
Three people were injured by a bear in a residential area of Aizumisato, Fukushima Prefecture, on Thursday morning.

According to police, the first attack occurred at 6 a.m. when a 61-year-old newspaper delivery man encountered a bear along his route. NTV reported that a local resident heard the man cry out and alerted police. After an ambulance took the man to hospital, about a dozen neighborhood residents were gathered when the bear suddenly appeared again, this time attacking a 54-year-old woman and her 28-year-old daughter.

福島県でクマが住宅地に現れ、3人を襲った。7月18日午前6時10分ごろ、会津美里­町の路上で新聞配達をしていた男性(61)が最初の被害者。その後クマは男性を運ぶた­めの救急車が到着した後にも再び姿をみせ、付近に住む女性(54)とその娘(28)に­けがを負わせた。3人はいずれも頭などに傷を受けたが、命に別条はないという。現場か­ら約150メートル離れたトウモロコシ畑では、クマの足跡や作物を食い荒らした跡が見­つかっている。猛暑の時期はクマの食糧が手に入りにくくなり、人里に下りてくることも­あるという。
News sources: Japan Today, TomoNewsJP
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