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Bears attack geologists on the Kamchatka Peninsula

July 22 2008

About 30 bears have come to the sites of geologists in Olyutorsky Koryakia district in north-eastern Kamchatka region. According to the press service of the Main Department of Emergency on the edge, about 20 footed predators roam in 40 kilometers from the village Khailino in the Mount Frost. Another dozen bears have been seen at the site geologists "foamy", 50 km from the same village.

The representative of the MOE stated that employees "Koryakgeoldobycha" who work on this and adjacent areas, are afraid to go to work. "Today in Koryakia was supposed to fly a helicopter" Kamchatka Airlines with hunters, and representatives of Rospotrebnadzor on board who wanted to arrange a shoot predators. But because of bad weather, very poor visibility, flight was delayed ", - said the source.

According to him, from the village of Tilichiki in Khailino moved all-terrain vehicle "Vityaz". On it in the areas occupied by bears, the hunters set off. "At 18:00 hours (09:00 GMT) they will already be in place. But in order to start shooting, need a license, you can write only in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky," - said the representative of Ministry for Emergencies. "Obviously, the formalities will take all day. And, as expected, only tomorrow men with guns will be able to proceed with the hunt," - the press-service.

As reported last week in the area Olyutorsky bear tore two guards one of the stations of the geologists' Koryakgeoldobycha. They gnawed bodies were found 80 kilometers from the village Khailino on the drilling site of the company. In this incident the police conduct proceedings, reports agency " Interfax ".

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