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The ten foot boat with one young adult aboard had broken free of her moorings, and had drifted.
The cause of the accident was not clear, but some officials speculated that the slab of rock may have broken free because of a fissure in the mountainside developed over the years by water seeping into cracks and freezing, forcing the cracks to widen.
Summary: Two female zookeepers have been killed after being mauled by bears that had broken free from their pens in northern Japan.