This Tuesday, January 17, a woman and a child were killed by a polar bear in Wales, a remote village in Alaska.
A rare event occurred this Tuesday in Alaska. In the early afternoon, a polar bear attacked the inhabitants of the small village of Wales.
He killed a child and a woman, according to the local media Anchorage Daily News. The bear was eventually shot and killed by another resident.
The melting of the ice in question?
Our colleagues explain that polar bear attacks are very rare but cite the fatal attack on a man which occurred in 1990, in the village of Point Lay. The bear in question was then suffering from starvation.
According to local authorities, the melting ice is causing polar bears to spend more and more time on land, which increases the risk of encounters with humans.