A 32-year-old man has died from his injuries after being gored in the neck by a bull during a traditional run in Spain.
The unidentified was gored on Saturday at an event in Villaseca de la Sagra in Toledo, Spain.
The victim is thought to have been filming the bull on his phone, while running alongside it, as the animal was herded into the town’s ring. (Scroll down for the video.)
1. A man has died after being gored in the neck at a bull running festival in Spain (file image of a past event below; source: Wikimedia).
2. Eleven people were rushed to hospital on the first day of San Fermin at this year’s festival. Below, a bull chases after runners in Pamplona (photo: Wikimedia).
According to local reports, the man was gored in the neck once he entered the arena, as onlookers watched in horror.
The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital, but only to be pronounced dead on Sunday, prompting the mayor, Jesus Hijosa, to ask revelers to take care at such events. He said:
The young man was filming with his mobile phone, a bull surprised him from behind and gored him in the neck.
3. The 32-year-old man was killed after running the bull into Villaseca de la Sagra’s bull ring (seen below) on Saturday.
Mayor Hijosa added:
This sends shivers down our spine… we organise these events as a tradition, so that people can enjoy them, but these things happen.
Bulls are dangerous animals and when there are a lot of people some don’t pay attention… you have to have your wits about you.
Another man was killed in 2010, during a run in the same town. In all, fifteen people have been killed in runs in Pamplona, the home of Spain’s most famous festival — San Fermin — since 1911.
Eleven people were taken to hospital on the first day of Pamplona’s festival this year.
4. Pamplona attack: A bull gores three runners in Pamplona (related).
5. A bull gores three people in closing Pamplona run (related).
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