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Geologists fail to save screaming colleague as he is carried away and mauled by bear

By The Siberian Times reporter
14 September 2016

Body found buried some 200 metres from remote research facility 150 kilometres from Mirny. 

Regional government officials in the Sakha Republic sanctioned the shooting of the bear. Picture: Alexander Krivoshapkin

The geologist - so far unnamed - working for diamond giant ALROSA stepped outside the temporary facility Khampinsky-2 at around 11pm on 12 September. 

His workmates heard his screams and rushing to help saw the silhouette of a bear. They searched for him all night and summoned help.

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The geologist working for diamond giant ALROSA stepped outside the temporary facility around 11pm on 12 September and was killed by the bear. Picture: The Siberian Times

They found torn clothes and blood but it took two days to find the geologist buried in soil and branches some 200 metres from the research station. 

The man had suffered multiple injuries consistent with an attack by a wild beast. 

Regional government officials in the Sakha Republic sanctioned the shooting of the bear. Mirny is 1,175 km west of Yakutsk.

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