The incident, which occurred on Saturday afternoon 35 km from Lyon, could have turned out to be more serious.

The deer was saved.

After missing his target, a hunter saw his bullet go towards an electricity pylon.

The pellets cut one of the 63,000 volt cables, reports Le Progrès.

The line fell to the ground near a house, which could have had some unfortunate consequences if a walker or someone else had been nearby.

The inhabitants of Chambost-Allières (Rhône) and the surrounding area, however, were not deprived of electricity since another line immediately took over, said RTE, network manager.


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  • Lyon

  • electricity

  • Hunters