中英對照讀新聞》Japan train hits bear, leaving passengers stranded overnight 日本火車撞熊致旅客滯留過夜
Eight people spent the night in an unheated train in chilly northern Japan after the vehicle hit a bear, authorities said Wednesday, as the country grapples with a rise in bear-related incidents.
The number of bear attacks on people is sharply higher this year, with experts blaming a poor acorn harvest forcing the animals to search farther afield for food ahead of winter hibernation.
The accident put the train out of action and those on board were advised not to leave until hunters arrived to check there were no other bears. But with hunters not allowed to open fire at night, passengers had to wait until dawn, JR Hokkaido said.
Once the sun rose, the bear was found dead and removed by rail employees under the guidance of hunters, the company said. (AP)
grapple with something：慣用語，努力解決或應付某事。例句：She grappled with the problem for nearly two hours before she solved it.（她費盡心力近2小時才解決問題。）
afield：副詞，遠離著；偏離著。例句：Our students come from Europe, Asia, and even further afield.（我們的學生來自歐洲、亞洲，甚至更遠的地方。）