The antelope kills an employee of the Swedish animal park with its horns
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A large antelope fatally gored an employee at an animal park in southwestern Sweden, the park’s owner said Monday.
The incident happened on Sunday afternoon at Oland Amusement Park on the southwestern island of Oland.
The victim and park owner Richard Berglund were taking the animals to stables after the park had closed when an eland, the world’s largest species of antelope, gored the employee, Berglund told reporters.
“He was a friend … we’re all grieving,” Berglund said.
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The details of what happened inside the compound were not immediately known. The identity and citizenship of the deceased employee was not released.
Police said the case is being treated as an “occupational accident,” which is standard procedure.
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The park had closed for the season Monday, according to its website.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.