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Man Dies at Spanish Festival After Attack By Bull

Man Dies at Spanish Festival After Attack By Bull

  • A 55-year-old has died after being attacked by a bull at the Spanish festival
  • The victim died as a result of hemorrhaging blood from a wound in his left thigh that perforated his artery
  • The festival was called off and he was rushed to the hospital but unfortunately, he didn’t survive.

A 55-year-old man has died, haven been the victim of an attack from a bull during the Fira de Onda festival in eastern Spain.

The man bled to death after the violent animal brutally gored him, causing hemorrhaging blood from a wound in his left thigh.

This is the first fatality since the Spanish festival was canceled last year due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The events however resumed this year, after Spain relaxed its restrictions around June this year.

According to the Onda town council, in the eastern Spanish province of Castellon, the man was reportedly attacked by the animal.

Although several people made attempts to distract it and entice it in other directions, he continued his barrage on his target.

The victim was transported to a medical facility Hospital de la Plana, in the nearby town Villarreal but was unfortunately produced dead later that same day.

Health services confirmed that the cause of death was hemorrhaging blood from a wound in his left thigh that perforated his artery as well as a head wound.

Onda Council canceled the rest of the Spanish festival following the tragic incident.

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The Fira de Onda takes place during the last week of October when Onda celebrates its patron saint festival. It features bull running and many other activities.

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In 2015 alone, 20 people died during bull-running festivals, triggering a debate about the dangers of the activity.

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