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Loyal dog foils French woman's suicide bid

AFP · 6 Mar 2013, 09:34

Published: 06 Mar 2013 09:34 GMT+01:00

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The 63-year-old woman had walked into her garden in the southern town of Sorgues in the Vaucluse region, fired several test shots of a 22-calibre rifle and then turned the gun on her chest.

"At the moment she pulled the trigger, her dog jumped on her and diverted the shot," a local police officer told AFP, adding that the dog "probably sensed things and knocked into her to save her."

The woman was found by her husband, conscious but suffering from a chest wound. She was taken to hospital but her injury is not considered life-threatening.

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According to the police the dog was "deeply affected" by the actions of her owner.

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