Running of the bulls ends in blood, three deaths gored in Spain in 24 hours
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Running of the bulls ends in blood, three deaths gored in Spain in 24 hours

Three people died in Spain after being hit by bulls during the “Bous al carrer”, a famous festival of the Valencian Community where the traditional race takes place.

What was supposed to be a party turned into tragedy in Spain, where three people were killed by bulls in 24 hours and in 3 different cities.

It happened during the so-called “Bous al carrer”, a famous festival of the Valencian Community, where the traditional running of the bulls was held in recent days. The latest victim, a 56-year-old from Albacete, died Tuesday night in the intensive care unit of the Fe de València hospital, where he arrived in critical condition after being hit by a bull in Picassent.

Also last Tuesday the death of another man hit by bulls was reported during the celebrations of Bous al carrer in Meliana, held the previous Saturday, while the third victim is a French tourist who was taking part in the celebrations in Pedreguer, a few steps away. from Alicante: he was injured on 8 July and died after 9 days of hospitalization in intensive care.

Impressive images of what happened: in one video, in particular, we see a man, who was behind a block in the middle of the road, being thrown into the air by the bull: he suffered a traumatic brain injury. In another case, the animal punctured the lung of the person killed.

Already on 3 July, during the festivities in Puçol, a 14-year-old child was seriously injured in a similar episode, even though he has already recovered. The minimum age to be able to enter the places of the festivals with the running of the bulls is 16, which is why the Ministry of Justice has opened an investigation file.

In total, 478 people were injured in these events this year, which usually end with the killing of cattle in the arena. The animal rights group Pacma has once again called for the prohibition of what it has defined as a “cruel and dangerous” tradition that can “endanger the lives of citizens and inflict abuse on animals”.