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Man Mauled to Death By Bear in Siberia

A 59-year old man has died after being attacked by a bear in Siberia's Irkutsk region, a news report said.

The bear set upon two local residents — one of whom managed to escape — in a forest about 30 kilometers from the village of Yelantsy, regional police said, Interfax reported Friday.

Police appealed to hunters and park rangers to help locate the 59-year-old man, whose badly mauled body was later discovered near the scene of the attack.

Regional police said the bear, deemed an immediate danger to public safety, has since been found and shot.

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