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Var: The Child “Seriously Wounded” in the Hunt is Safe

The child seriously injured during a hunt on Sunday near Collobrières (Var) should be able to leave the hospital within two days if there are no complications. This was stated on Monday, an official of the Var hunting federation.

“There were one or two broken ribs and a lung lobe affected. It will be released from the hospital within two days if there is no infection”.  Francis Giorgi, vice president of the Var hunting federation, gave news of the 11 year old “seriously wounded” during a hunt on Sunday near Collobrieres, in Var.

Initially, a source close to the investigation indicated that the prognosis for the 11 year old was between life and death .  The father, aged 49 and slightly injured himself is out of the hospital Sunday evening. “The hunter who took the shot of the accident has phoned me. They are friends to him “ , said Francis Giorgi.

The nature of the ammunition will be investigated

The Var is home to the seventh largest hunting federation of France, with about 18,000 members. The department is among the most affected by the proliferation of wild boar.

Investigators have asked doctors to extract at least the lead still in the body of the victim to know the nature of ammunition and verify that it was not buckshot that was being fired, which has been banned for more than twenty years.



Another accident occurred at the weekend at the opening of the hunting season in the Vendée. He killed Sunday 13 year old near Lucon, in Vendée . The boy was killed by a gunshot to the head, fired by his grandfather.

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