Mexican hunter dies after buffalo attack in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES (HPD) — A renowned Mexican hunter has died from injuries caused by a buffalo he had shot during a hunting excursion in the Argentine province of Entre Ríos.

The victim was identified as Mario Alberto Canales Najjar, who served as president of the board of directors of the Mexican Hunting Federation.

Najjar’s death occurred last Friday in a hunting ground in the Entre Ríos town of Gualeguaychú, 240 kilometers north of Buenos Aires, but this Wednesday a video showing the exact moment of the attack was broadcast on social networks.

The Mexican hunter shot at least three times at the animal, which emerged from the vegetation and charged the man. For several seconds, the buffalo dragged Najjar and pushed him into a bush. He stopped when another hunter killed him.

Najjar died at the scene from multiple fractures caused by the gorings of the buffalo, reported the Gualeguaychú rural crime brigade.

The Mexican Hunting Federation lamented the death of Najjar, whom it defined as a “conservationist and tireless fighter for the rights of hunters.”

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