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Terrifying! 40 people injured as enraged bull leaps into crowd

08-20-2010 10:50 BJT

An enraged bull leapt into the stands at a bullring and went on the rampage. At least 40 people were injured when the 1,100lb animal scaled the perimeter fence and tore through the crowd in Tafalla, Spain, sending spectators fleeing for their lives.

Panic at the bullring: Terrified onlookers flee for their lives after a bull leapt over a barrier and ran wild among spectators in Tafalla, Navarra, northern Spain.
Panic at the bullring: Terrified onlookers flee for their lives after a bull leapt 
over a barrier and ran wild among spectators in Tafalla, Navarra, northern Spain.
Among the injured was a ten-year-old boy, who was taken to hospital with serious stomach wounds. One man was gored in the back.

The incident happened during an event attended by about 3,500 spectators, in which contestants known as recortadores try to get a bull to charge at them so they can dodge it.
But the bull jumped out of the ring, clearing two barriers before landing in the stands and lurching through the screaming crowd, charging at everything it could.

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