Bear attacks 80-year-old woman in central Japan

A black bear is seen in April in he Shirakami mountain range in nothern Japan. - Japan News File

GIFU (Japan): A bear attacked an 80-year-old woman on Tuesday (June 11) evening in Gero, Gifu Prefecture.

She sustained a head injury and was later taken to the hospital.

The woman was working in a vegetable field near a ryokan traditional Japanese inn when the bear attacked her from behind, according to Gero city government.

The bear, which appeared to be a cub, has not yet been spotted during patrol following the attack. - Japan News/ANN

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