Man bleeds to death after being gored by bull at daredevil Spanish festival

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A 55-year-old man bled to death after being brutally gored by a bull during an annual festival in eastern Spain.

It is the first fatality since the Fira de Onda festival resumed after it was cancelled last year due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The events were able to resume this year after Spain eased their restrictions earlier this summer.

Onda town council, in the eastern Spanish province of Castellon, reported the man was repeatedly attacked by the animal on Saturday.

Several people made efforts to entice the bull away from the injured man but were unsuccessful.

The man, who has not yet been named, was sadly pronounced dead later that same day in Hospital de la Plana, in the nearby town Villarreal.

Emergency services confirmed he died after haemorrhaging blood from a wound in his left thigh that perforated his artery.

He also suffered a head wound.

Onda Council cancelled the rest of Saturday’s events following the attack.

The Fira de Onda takes place during the last week of October when Onda celebrates its patron saint festival.

It and many other festivals like it have been at the centre of a fierce public debate for years, over whether bull-running festivals should be abolished.

In 2015 seven people died between July and August during bull-running festivals.

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