29 Jul, 2019 @ 12:41
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SHOCKING: Bull with flaming horns escapes enclosure before falling down ravine in Valencia

THIS video shows the shocking moment a bull with flaming horns broke loose from its enclosure and charged into a ravine in Sagunto, near Valencia.


The creature had its horns alight as part of the ‘bous embolado’ festival during summer celebrations in Sagunto.

Around 4.30am, it reportedly escaped during a bull-running event while panicked festival goers looked on.

The bull charged a man sitting on a fence above the Palancia river for safety, before tumbling down into the dry riverbed.

RESCUE: The bull was recovered from the riverbed after nine hours

A nine-hour rescue effort involved the Guardia Civil, SEPRONA, Policia Local, Policia Nacional, Proteccion Civil, Forest Guards, ambulances and a veterinarian, among other personnel.

A SEPRONA agent shot the bull with a tranquiliser dart from inside a Policia Local car.

The animal was eventually rescued, but not before charging the police car.

ATTACK: A Policia Local car was charged by the bull

The mayor of Sagunto, Darío Moreno, has said: “One person was wounded during the struggle, and was treated immediately without sustaining serious injuries. We wish his speedy recovery.

“We had the presence of a veterinarian throughout the operation.

“A rapid reaction led us to a good outcome. The animal has been rescued and is safe and sound.”

Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

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