A deer killed a Paraguayan soldier in the presidential palace – NEWS WORLD UPDATE

A Paraguayan soldier died after being attacked by a deer in the garden of the country’s presidential palace.

Sergeant Victor Isasi, 42, has died from stabbing injuries caused by his antlers, the military said.

The non-native deer was donated to the presidential residence near the capital, Asuncion.


An infantry spokesman said he was usually kept in a separate area with other wildlife that was not intended to come into contact with humans.

CCTV captured the moment the soldier approached the deer before he was attacked. He was later pronounced dead in a military hospital.

“The security camera shows that [the sergeant] enters the sector where these animals are and makes a movement [raises his hand] that triggers a deer reaction,” said military spokesman Victor Urdapilleta.

He said Mr Isasi was on a routine patrol when the attack took place on Tuesday morning.

The animal was an ax deer from India, Frederick Bauer, director of wildlife at the Department of the Environment, told local media.

It is one of many animals kept in the 10-acre (24-acre) garden of President Mario Abdo Benitez’s official residence.

Urdapilleta said officials in charge of the gardens consulted with the Ministry of the Environment before introducing the deer.

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