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Woman and baby killed by grizzly bear in Canada

The bear was shot dead after killing the woman and her daughter. Credit: AP

A grizzly bear has killed a woman and her 10-month-old baby in Canada.

The woman's husband found them dead after shooting the bear in the Yukon near the Northwest Territories border.

The Yukon Coroner’s Service said 37-year-old Valerie Theoret and infant Adele Roesholt died in the attack.

Coroner Heather Jones said Royal Canadian Mounted Police received a call on Monday from Gjermund Roesholt, who said he was returning from a walk when he was charged by a grizzly bear about 100 metres from a cabin he shared with his wife and infant daughter.

He shot the bear dead, but when he returned to his cabin he found the bodies of his wife and child just outside.

Fatal bear attacks are rare in Canada.