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German hunter Markus Obst, 47, is facing manslaughter charges after shooting at a wild boar being driven in front of beaters at Rimpar in Bavaria, Germany, and killing a 66-year-old man who was driving the animals into the open.

The 66-year-old who died was one of a group of 30 beaters driving the wild boar out of dense woodland towards the hunters. He was killed instantly when the bullet missed the pig - and hit him in the head.

The hunter who is being treated for shock had broken the rules by firing at the pig when there were also people in the line of fire.

Wuerzburg police who are investigating said that the hunters had planned to be in a another area, but had travelled to Rimpar after a local farmer reported a large group of wild boar foraging on his land.

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