A man bled to death after he was knocked down and gored by a young bull at a Spanish festival.
The man, who hasn’t been named in the media, was said to be standing near some steps at the El Pinós fiestas in Alicante when the bull was released into the square.
The animal reportedly thrust its horns into his leg, causing an eight-inch gash in the 26-year-old’s calf.
He was helped to his feet and given emergency medical treatment from doctors at the venue, before being rushed to Elda Hospital.
However, the injury had affected an artery in the man’s leg and he tragically bled to death while on the operating table.
Town hall officials held a minute’s silence for the man the next morning, and the festival was cancelled the following day out of respect.
According to event organiser, Francisco Albert, the man, thought to be from Petrer, was a professional working at the festival, who knew the risks associated with working with bulls.