Thursday, October 22, 2009

Russian Ice-Skating Bear Kills His Trainer

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — The director of a circus arena says an ice-skating bear turned on its trainers, killing one and seriously wounding another.

Kurmangazy Isanayev says workers dragged the trainers with a visiting Russian troupe away from the bear following Wednesday's attack, as they were rehearsing for a show in Bishkek.

The exits were then closed and rescue services called in.

Police say they shot the bear dead.

In a related but would appear to be coincidental note, representatives of skating star Tonya Harding say that it was mere happenstance they were in town auditioning for a similar show featuring the former Olympic hopeful.

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