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Young bull runner fatally gored in stomach just before he scrambles behind safety barrier in Spain

This is the tragic moment a young reveller is fatally gored in the stomach just moments before he tries to escape a rampaging bull at a festival in Spain.

Confronting footage shows the moment he was struck as he desperately attempted to scramble to safety behind metal bars installed to protect spectators watching the event. 

The 22-year-old man died in hospital despite the efforts of paramedics to save him after going into cardiac arrest following the attack. 

Confronting footage shows the moment a young reveller was fatally gored in the stomach (right) as he tried to escape a rampaging bull (left) at a festival in Spain

Confronting footage shows the moment a young reveller was fatally gored in the stomach (right) as he tried to escape a rampaging bull (left) at a festival in Spain

The 22-year-old man is seen the moment he was struck as he attempted to scramble to safety behind metal bars installed to protect spectators watching the event

The 22-year-old man is seen the moment he was struck as he attempted to scramble to safety behind metal bars installed to protect spectators watching the event

Although he was only gored once in a matter of seconds and managed to make it through the barrier to safety, he was later photographed collapsed on the ground in a pool of blood.

He died soon after reaching Ciudad Real General University Hospital.

The incident happened around 7pm on Thursday at the San Augustin festivities, in Fernan Caballero near Ciudad Real, a two-hour drive south of Madrid.

The bull involved in the drama, which took place minutes into the start of a traditional run called an encierro, has been named as Comisario.

A spokesman for Fernan Caballero town hall said in a statement: ‘We would like to express our profound sorrow for the tragic death of the man participating in our traditional encierro.

The incident happened around 7pm on Thursday just minutes into the start of a traditional run called an encierro at the San Augustin festivities, in Fernan Caballero near Ciudad Real

The incident happened around 7pm on Thursday just minutes into the start of a traditional run called an encierro at the San Augustin festivities, in Fernan Caballero near Ciudad Real

The unidentified man died in hospital despite the efforts of paramedics to save him after going into cardiac arrest following the attack

The unidentified man died in hospital despite the efforts of paramedics to save him after going into cardiac arrest following the attack

The unidentified man died in hospital despite the efforts of paramedics to save him after going into cardiac arrest following the attack

‘We share the pain felt by his family and friends.’

The man who died, who comes from Ciudad Real, has not yet been named.

The bull run in Fernan Caballero takes place every year on August 30 during the local patron saint festivities in honour of St Augustine.

Two bulls are released in a route the shape of a V so runners can sometimes find themselves with an animal in front of them while they are chased from behind.

A tourist died in April after she was gored in the groin by a bull at an annual festival in Beas de Segura in the southern Spanish province of Jane.

The 59-year-old from Barcelona was fatally injured as she tried to cross the enclosed area the bull was let loose in.

On April 1 a reveller died after being gored at a festival in Arcos de la La Frontera near Jerez in south-west Spain.

Shocked onlookers were filmed pulling him through a gap in metal railings separating them from the bull so he could receive medical attention.

He died in hospital in Jerez despite doctors’ efforts to save him after suffering a puncture wound to his lung as well as a gore injury to his thigh.

He was later named as Bienvenido Lozano Benitez.

The town hall declared a national day of mourning.

Revellers are killed every year at festivals involving bulls in Spain.

The most famous event involving running bulls are the San Fermines in Pamplona which takes place every July.

 

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