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Flaming-horned Bull Fatally Gores Man in Spain

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADRID (AP) -- An official in Spain says a flaming-horned bull
has fatally gored a man during a festival in an eastern town.

Large balls of flaming wax are traditionally affixed to the
beasts' heads before they are let loose to rampage through narrow
streets in such festivals.

The mayor of Navajas -- population 730 -- said emergency services
in his town were unable to save the life of the 45-year-old man.

Jose Vicente Torres said the accident happened early Saturday when
the man, whose name was withheld, tripped just as the bull was
released.

Many towns in east and northeastern Spain celebrate feasts with
"toros embolados," or "flaming bulls," which feature the animals racing around, shaking their heads as a reaction to flames or fireworks attached onto or close to their horns.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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