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Bull Charges the Stands, Injures 40

Rampage in same region of Spain that hosts Running of the Bulls
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2010 10:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – A bull leapt into the stands at a bull ring in Spain yesterday, tearing through the crowd and injuring 40 people. He was eventually subdued and killed with the help of an ex-bull fighter who happened to be in the stands, the New York Times reports. While most of the injuries were minor, one man was gored in the back, another suffered a crushed vertebrae, and a 10-year-old boy remains in intensive care.

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The bull was to take part in an event in which people, mostly young men, attempt to provoke a bull and then dodge it as it charges them. In an amateur video, it appears that some in the crowd of about 3,500 were also taunting the bull. In high-resolution photos posted here however, you can see panic on spectators’ faces, and blood on the bull’s horns. (Read more bullfighting stories.)

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