In an emergency situation was declared a tourist town in Slovakia today after a bear attack injured five people, including a child, just days after a similar incident killed a woman.

The attack took place on Sunday in Liptovsky Mikulas, at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, near busy ski resorts.

The bear attacked five people in the city center and then retreated into the forest,” said Victoria Chapchikova, the municipality’s spokeswoman. The victims, including a 10-year-old child, have scratches and bites. The bear’s oldest victim was a 72-year-old man.

Authorities today asked residents to stay away from the urban fabric, especially in the evenings and early mornings, since the bear remains at large. Six teams of hunters, police and experts in the country’s fauna are trying to locate it. “They have a drone equipped with a thermal camera, traps and weapons,” Chaptsikova said.

The manufacture, a Belarusian resident of the area was killed when he was attacked by a bear in the valley of Demanovska Dolina, also in the area of ​​Liptovsky Mikulas. The woman, aged 31, fell into a ravine as the bear chased her.

In 2021, a 57-year-old man was also killed by a brown bear in central Slovakia.

According to experts, it is estimated that 1,275 bears lived in Slovakia last year.