Animals

Man, 62, dies after being gored in the chest and neck by a rampaging bull during a festival in central Spain

Advertisements

A man died after being gored by a rampant bull during a festival in central Spain, authorities said.

The incident occurred during a bull run in the town of Cuellar, 155 kilometres (96 miles) north of Madrid on Thursday. 

The 62-year-old received ‘several deadly horn blows’ in the chest and neck and nothing could be done to save him, town mayor Carlos Fraile told local media.

A man died after being gored by a rampant bull during a festival in central Spain, authorities said

A man died after being gored by a rampant bull during a festival in central Spain, authorities said

Advertisements
A bull runs along a wall where a man died during the bullrun on Thursday. The incident occurred during a bull run in the town of Cuellar, 155 kilometres (96 miles) north of Madrid

A bull runs along a wall where a man died during the bullrun on Thursday. The incident occurred during a bull run in the town of Cuellar, 155 kilometres (96 miles) north of Madrid

The man was merely a spectator at the festival and did not run in front of the animal when the bulls were released, but was pushed into a field and gored.

Spain is renowned for its bull runs which are held across the country in the summer months.

Advertisements

The most famous takes place during the San Fermin festival in Pamplona in northern Spain, where hundreds of people come from across to world to run at their own risk in front of bulls through the city’s streets.

Eight people were gored and 35 were injured this year at the Pamplona festival, which was made famous worldwide by Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel ‘The Sun Also Rises’.

Advertisements

At least 16 people have been killed in bull runs since records started in 1911, the last fatality was recorded in 2009.

Share or comment on this article

Sign up for Talkmoreblog’s Newsletter. For the latest news, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.