Bull Runner Dies After Fiesta Street Goring
A 55-year-old Spanish man has died after being gored in the upper thigh by a bull during a traditional bullrunning at a local fiesta last weekend.
The local authorities in the town of Onda, in the province of Castellon, confirmed the man´s death on Sunday 31st October.
Officials released a statement to the effect that the remainder of the bull-running would be suspended as a result of the tragic accident.
The man was attended to by paramedics who attempted to stem the bleeding. He was taken where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
It is the first known death during a running-of-the-bulls since the taurin fiestas re-started after the pandemic-imposed suspension.
In a similar incident in the nearby village of La Pobla de Farnals, two runners were also injured and were treated at the scene before being taken to hospital where their condition was described as ” serious but stable.”
The Onda annual fiesta is popular with bull runners for it´s bous al carrer run which attracts thousands of participants and spectators each year.
The better known fiestas such as Pamplona’s San Fermín festival, which has been suspended for two year years in a row is expected to return in July 2022.