Two dead, 14 hurt in running of bulls

13th September 2004, Comments 0 comments

13 September 2004, AMPUERO - Two people died and 14 were bruised and gored during the running of the bulls Sunday in Ampuero, a city in the northern Spanish region of Cantabria, it was reported Monday.

13 September 2004

AMPUERO - Two people died and 14 were bruised and gored during the running of the bulls Sunday in Ampuero, a city in the northern Spanish region of Cantabria, it was reported Monday.

Ampuero's mayor Nieves Abascal ordered the fiestas closed after the death of Raimundo Rabre Hernando, 48, and Daniel Torres Santiesteban, 47.

The older man bled to death on the way to hospital after a bull's horn pierced his jugular vein, medical sources said. The other died a few hours later in the operating theatre of the local hospital.

The running of the bulls is part of the town's annual festival and is similar to the spectacle in Pamplona in honour of San Fermin, the patron saint of that city.

Emergency service workers told EFE news agency that six people were gored by bulls and another eight people were treated for contusions.

The event was particularly dangerous when the five bulls and the three bullocks used to lead them into the ring broke away in three groups during the 25-minute run through the town's streets.

A number of four-year-old bulls from the Los Majadales ranch in Salamanca were included in the running of the bulls for the first time in the town's festival.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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