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Many Injured As Bull Goes On Rampage At A Matador Festival

A man was repeatedly gored during a chaotic bullfighting festival which saw more than 30 people injured and a number of horses put down. Eyewitnesses filmed the footage at a traditional corraleja festival in the city of Caucasia in north-western Colombia.

A corraleja is much less formal than a Spanish bullfight and members of the public are allowed to enter the arena to confront the bulls.

At the event one young man came off very much second best in his encounter with a large and angry animal.

The bull could be seen knocking the man to the ground before repeatedly gouging and flipping him into the air with its horns.

Eyewitnesses can be heard screaming in the background and some braver onlookers approach to try and divert the bull’s attention.

One eventually succeeds and then has to run for his own life as the bull switches its attention to him, while others help the first man escape the bullring.

More video footage from the same event shows bullfighters on horseback confronting the bulls inside the large arena.

Witnesses questioned the security and supervision of the six-day festival where even young children were reportedly allowed to enter the bullring.

Police commander Adaljis Vizcaino said: “More than 30 people have been reported as injured, some of them children, with injuries to different parts of the body.”

Police have launched an investigation into the council-run event following concern over the number of injuries.


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