Three injured in hunting accidents

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Three hunters were injured in separate accidents around Norway over the weekend, but none of them suffered life-threatening wounds.

The hunting season’s first accident in Hedmark, eastern Norway, occurred on Friday when a man in his 40s was hit by shotgun fire in the head near the popular wintertime ski resort of Trysil. He survived, as did a man from Hamar who was hit by shotgun fire in the leg while bird hunting at Vang.

In Sirdal in Vest-Agder, southern Norway, a 14-year-old boy was also hit by a spray of shotgun fire in the face, breast and upper arm.

“We have fatal accidents every other year on average,” the information chief for the Norwegian fish and game association (Norges Jeger- og Fiskerforbund) told news bureau NTB. “But every accident is one too many.”

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