Bear shot dead after rampage through Sapporo in Japan

Animal ‘exterminated’ after it bounded through the city, injuring four people

Hunters have shot and killed a brown bear in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo after it rampaged through the city, injuring four people, including a soldier.

Authorities in Sapporo tweeted on Friday that the bear had been “exterminated”, with a local television station saying hunters had shot the bear.

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