Sunday 18 February 2018

Spectator dies after being gored by bull through protective barrier

Bullfighter Tomas Angulo performs with a fighting bull during a bullfight at Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, June 21, 2015. Bullfighting is a traditional spectacle in Spain and the season runs from March to October. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Bullfighter Tomas Angulo performs with a fighting bull during a bullfight at Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, June 21, 2015. Bullfighting is a traditional spectacle in Spain and the season runs from March to October. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

A man has died after being gored by a bull during a summer festival in a south-western Spanish town.

The man was standing at a protective barrier in Coria's bull ring when the bull charged and managed to get a horn between the barrier's vertical tube bars to gore him twice, town spokeswoman Clara Iglesias said.

A video of the goring, which occurred last night, was posted on several Spanish news websites.

The 43-year-old man died later from injuries to the abdomen and chest in Coria's hospital, a town hall statement said. He was from a neighbouring town.

Fiestas featuring bulls are common in Spain and many people are injured each year.

Spain's most famous bull-running event is in the San Fermin festival in Pamplona in July.

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