Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Running of the Bulls 2010

MADRID — Spain's Interior Ministry says a youth was gored to death during a running of bulls at a festival in a small north-central town over the weekend.

Ministry chief for Zamora province Pilar de la Higuera says 19-year-old Ivan Tejero Morales died instantly Saturday after being gored in the chest in the town of Fuentesauco during a pre-dawn bull run held as part of the town's annual festival.

The official said Monday that Tejero Morales was treated by doctors at the scene, but could not be saved.

On Tuesday the famed San Fermin festival begins in the northern city of Pamplona. Each year dozens of people are injured, and last year's festival saw the first goring death in nearly 15 years.

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