Man dies after being gored at bull-running festival in Spain 1 year ago

Man dies after being gored at bull-running festival in Spain

The festival has cancelled further bull-running events.

A man has died after being gored at a bull-running festival in eastern Spain this weekend.

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The incident represents the first related fatality in the country since bull-running events returned following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions over the summer.

According to Reuters, the 55-year-old man bled to death from his injuries, having been "repeatedly" attacked by a bull during the festival in Onda.

The man, who has not been named by authorities, passed away in a hospital in the nearby town of Villarrreal.

It has been reported that a wound in his left thigh perforated his artery, and that he also suffered a head wound.

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The festival, initially due to conclude on Sunday, has cancelled all further bull-running activities.

Both bull-running and bull-fighting remain a source of heated debate in Spain, with many calling for the practices to cease due to animal cruelty and the associated dangers to those participating.