Carrot in eye - Oktoberfest records its first injury

24th September 2007, Comments 0 comments

24 September 2007, Munich (dpa) - This year's Oktoberfest recorded its first casualty when an American visitor to the beer celebration scored a direct hit with a carrot, striking a Chilean woman in the eye, Munich police said Sunday.

24 September 2007

Munich (dpa) - This year's Oktoberfest recorded its first casualty when an American visitor to the beer celebration scored a direct hit with a carrot, striking a Chilean woman in the eye, Munich police said Sunday.

The man is reported to have hurled the 15-centimetre projectile at the woman in the excitement of the moment on the first day of the event on Saturday.

The 29-year-old victim needed treatment after incurring a bruise under the eye. Her assailant was detained but later released on bail.

In an attempt to curb the drunkenness that has characterized the event in recent years, the organizers have been encouraging visitors to bring food with them, an old tradition that appears to have backfired in this case.

The 174th Oktoberfest is expected to draw 6 million visitors by the time the last one-litre measure of beer is drawn on October 7.

DPA

Subject: German news

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