Man Dies After Bull Gores Him in Spanish Festival

August 3, 2011

A Spanish official says a 74-year-old man has died after being gored in the neck by a young bull during a small-town summer festival.

Isabel Munoz, spokeswoman for the northern regional government of Navarra, said the man was charged and killed by the young bull during an early morning bull-run in the northern town of Lodosa on Tuesday.

She said the man was hit after the beast left the normal route of the run and escaped into side streets. It was not immediately known if he had been taking part in the run.

One other person was injured by the bull and taken to a nearby hospital.

Bull runs – in which dozens of people race ahead of bulls – are a popular feature of Spanish town festivals.

Navarra’s most famous is the San Fermin festival held each July.

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