Man gored to death in Spanish bull run

7th September 2009, Comments 0 comments

A bull knocked a man to the ground before piercing him in the stomach and thigh in the eastern Spanish town of Massamagrell.

Madrid – A man in his 30s was gored to death during a bull run in the eastern Spanish town of Massamagrell, local officials said Sunday.

A bull knocked the man to the ground and struck him in the stomach and thigh with a horn, piercing an artery, during the event on Saturday night, local police said.

He was rushed to hospital where he died while undergoing surgery to treat his injuries, a spokesman for the local municipality said.

Massamagrell interrupted it annual festival in a sign of mourning.

During a bull run crowds race ahead of a pack of thundering bulls along a course through urban streets to the town bullring where a bullfight is staged.

In July a 27-year-old man was killed during Spain's most famous annual bull run at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona after he tripped and was gored in the neck.

AFP / Expatica

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