Bear attacks tourists in Japan (video)


An Asian black bear injured a group of tourists before being shot dead by local hunters at a bus station in central Japan.

The incident started at around 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 19th in Takayama, Gifu, 220 kilometers west of Tokyo. Four were seriously hurt in the hour-long attack, including a 66-year-old, according to reports.

Injuries included facial bite marks but none were life-threatening.

The animal reportedly ran down from a nearby mountain after attacking several hikers. It is unusual for Asian black bears to attack humans so it is unclear what prompted the creature to go on the rampage.