World France: Police Sniper Accidentally Shoots Two During President's Speech



A French police sniper has accidentally shot two people during a speech by President Francois Hollande.

The president was inaugurating a new stretch of railway in the town of Villognon in western France when gunfire was heard.

A waiter and a worker at the event were wounded a bit- one in the ankle the other on the leg, local media say.

One local report said the safety catch was unlocked and the gun discharged.

The shot interrupted the speech for a few moments, but reports say there was no panic.


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