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Boy, 16, gored to death in bull run

2013-07-28 14:17

Madrid - Police say a 16-year-old boy has been gored to death at a running-of-the-bulls festival celebrating the patron saint of a Spanish town.

The youth was gored in the back while celebrating Saturday's Apostle James feast at Isso, 322km southeast of Madrid.

A police spokesperson says he died hours later after two operations failed to repair massive liver injuries.

A 60-year-old man was also injured when he was gored in a leg.

Fiestas including bulls are common in Spain, and critics and aficionados alike often agree that security is lax at many small town bull runs.

That means almost anyone can participate, even if they're drunk or unfit.

The police spokesman spoke Sunday on condition of anonymity because he is not allowed to be cited by name.

Comments
  • Francois R Nel - 2013-07-28 15:01

    GO BULLS!

  • Andrew Gordon - 2013-07-28 15:07

    Darwin award nominee

  • reggie.reginald.3110 - 2013-07-28 15:08

    Brilliant, hope many more suffer the same fate - Spanish idiots will still blane the bull !!

  • Giles Lord - 2013-07-28 15:10

    Serves him right. Tit for tat.

  • Jp Le Roux - 2013-07-28 15:12

    Terrible thing to happen, but hey I have to say.... you mess with the bull you get the horns....

  • Mike Angell - 2013-07-28 15:16

    Great.Go the bulls. I love it.

  • Oarabile Rodney M - 2013-07-28 15:19

    I hope the bull is doing ok

  • Kosie Nel - 2013-07-28 17:30

    Stupid morons! Teach them how to play rugby!

  • Valerie Van Rensburg - 2013-07-28 19:24

    Good, more should die. Perhaps then they will stop this barbaric practice

  • Interesting - 2013-07-28 20:02

    Good

  • Zuna Pezu - 2013-07-28 20:30

    Agree Valerie, you are 100% right

  • Abanya Way - 2013-07-28 20:33

    I guess the Rocky Mountain Oysters will be a bit small this time

  • Mark Russell - 2013-07-29 08:47

    At least the bulls won something this weekend! Joking aside it is not the smartest activity to undertake now is it. I hope that other young men will learn from this

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