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Man dies after being gored in bull fighting festival

25 June 2015, 14:29

Madrid - A Spanish man has died after being gored by bull during a summer festival in a southwestern Spanish town.

Coria town spokeswoman Clara Iglesias said Thursday the man was standing at a protective barrier in the town's bull ring when the bull charged and managed to get a horn between the barrier's vertical tube bars to gore him twice. A video of the goring, which occurred Wednesday evening, was posted on several Spanish news websites.

A town hall statement said the 43-year-old man died later from injuries to the abdomen and chest in Coria's hospital. He was from a neighboring town.

Fiestas featuring bulls are common in Spain and many people are injured each year.

Spain's most famous bull-running event is in the San Fermin festival in Pamplona in July.

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