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    Bull gores man to death in Spain

    Bull gores man to death in Spain


    A young Spanish man has been gored to death in the traditional running of the bulls in Pamplona, northern Spain.

    The 27-year-old was gored in the neck on Friday, during the fourth bull run of the week-long San Fermin festival.

    Daniel Jimeno Romero, from near Madrid, had emergency surgery in hospital but died of his injuries. Earlier reports had described the dead man as British.

    Three other runners were injured by the rogue bull on Friday. The last fatal goring at the festival was in 1995.

    A light-brown bull called Capuchino ploughed into a group of runners and spectators on Friday after getting separated from the rest of the group.
    The wounds were mortally grave. We couldn't do anything to save his life
    Surgeon Esther Vila
    Navarra hospital

    The BBC's Steve Kingstone in Madrid says the running of the bulls - opposed by animal rights activists - is a defining event in Spanish culture.

    Popularised by the writer Ernest Hemingway, it attracts thousands of foreign tourists each year - many of whom choose to take part.

    Hit with sticks

    Friday's incident happened near the bullring, which marks the end of the 850-metre (2,805ft) run through the streets of Pamplona.

    Television footage showed runners fleeing a rogue bull and jumping over the wooden barriers in one of the cobbled streets.

    The bull tossed one man into the air and then gored him as he lay curled on the ground.

    Fellow runners tried to beat the bull off by pulling on its tail and hitting it with sticks.

    The bull swerved right and left and even began running back the wrong way.

    Mr Jimeno Romero, from Alcala de Henares, was said to have been gored in the lungs as well as the neck.

    Emergency medics treated him at the scene before he was taken to Navarra hospital, where he died.

    "The wounds were mortally grave. We couldn't do anything to save his life," surgeon Esther Vila told a news conference.

    Fifteen people have died from injuries at the Pamplona fiesta since 1922.

    Before Friday's fatality two North Americans were gored to death - in 1980 and 1995 - and a veteran Spanish bull-runner died after a fall in 2003, Spain's El Mundo news website reports.

    The festival was made world-famous by Hemingway's 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises.

    Clad in white, with a red kerchief, tourists and Spaniards sprint ahead of the charging bulls, which face matadors in the bullring later in the day.






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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Fifteen people have died from injuries at the Pamplona fiesta since 1922.
    Am I alone in thinking, that 15 is not enough?

    I mean, these morons deserve it, if it were America, the bull would be sued.

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    The strange thing is it was a Spaniard this time. Usually it's a drunken foreigner making the whole thing look bad.

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    That's why I'm glad they invented a thing called...television
    work fine for me

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    Pure stupidity. Sometimes even death is funny.

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    I once went to a bullfight in spain, I watched the first bull get killed then I left never again.
    It.s the most barbaric cruel sport and should have been banned years ago.
    The bull running is the only chance the bulls can get some payback. So the more spectators that get killed, the more chance the sport may get banned, good luck to the bulls.

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    Fifteen people have died from injuries at the Pamplona fiesta since 1922.
    Maybe the bull doesn't like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Clad in white, with a red kerchief, tourists and Spaniards sprint ahead of the charging bulls, which face matadors in the bullring later in the day.
    How brave these Spaniards are...chasing scared animals through the streets on slippery cobbled roads...then to drug them if they are not totally exhausted so they can meet a grisily death at the hands of some poofter in sparkerly clothing mincing around until the bull is so tired the brave little man can stab it in its heart... Do the ancestors of 'South Americans' feel sorry for the Bull???? as they were slaughtered in much the same way....

    Gotta love those European explorers??? these are the only Bullfights I like to see..

    Right up ya jacksy, ya big pooooof.
    this is a great shot...by the bull. The Photographer could've got a better lens one thinks?
    OLE.......
    they're so good i'll show em again..

    This one is classic he looks like he's taking a call from the Bulls horn!!! Superb..also whilst taking one in the nuts...
    I actually like Spain...Sangria, music, food , sexy woman, dancing etc....barbaric blood sport..NO SORRY

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    ^ Just look at the expression on the Bulls face....it says "RESULT"

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    One for the bulls. Certainly a very rare occurrence as normally these poor animals has no chance once they get into the arena.

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    Oh well, he got his 15 minutes of fame... dead now, poor man.

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    There is one female matador. She really gets the crowd going!

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    Good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily
    Good!
    That was word for word what I was going to post, Lily.

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