A 19-year-old from Madrid died instantly after being gored by a bull’s horn in the small Zamora province town of Fuentesauco on Saturday.
The teenager, Ivan Tejero Morales, was participating in a running of the bulls that the town had scheduled for 3 am while it was still dark.
Doctors tried to save Morales at the scene but could not revive him.
The town canceled all remaining festival events that day, but they resumed as usual from Sunday until the festival’s conclusion on Tuesday.
News of Morales’ death came just as thousands were gearing up for the famed San Fermin festival in Pamplona, which began its nine days of running of the bulls events on Tuesday.
Last year saw the first goring death in Pamplona in 15 years; so far this year there have only been injuries.
Among them is a 45-year-old Irishman who was taken to the hospital this morning after being gored by a bull. Doctors say his injuries are not serious.