French pensioner gored to death in bull run

29th June 2015, Comments 0 comments

A man in his 60s has been gored to death during a bull run in southern France, authorities said on Monday.

The accident happened late Sunday night at a festival in the small village of Saint-Maurice-de-Cazevieille, around 70 kilometres (50 miles) to the north of the city of Montpellier.

According to witnesses cited in local media, the man was standing outside the safety barriers along the bull run route when he was hit.

The bull is released in an enclosed square, goaded by youths who try to avoid the animal's charges, cheered on by locals standing behind barriers.

Better known in Spain, bull running is also popular in southern French villages.

© 2015 AFP

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