11 Jun, 2023 @ 18:00
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Bull gores 21-year-old man to death at local fiestas in Toledo province

bous al carrer, bull running, valencia PHOTO:Ajuntament De Vilamarxant /FLickr
bous al carrer, bull running, valencia PHOTO:Ajuntament De Vilamarxant /FLickr

A 21-YEAR-OLD Moroccan national was killed on Saturday by a bull during local fiestas in the municipality of Cedillo del Condado, in Toledo province. The man, identified by Spanish daily ABC as Mohamed, reportedly participated in the bullrun after spending all night out partying. 

Before the tragic accident took place, the youngster had already been warned several times by the police to leave the bullring in the town of 4,000 inhabitants, given that he was wearing flip-flops. 

He was also told on two occasions not to take part in the bullring given his condition and his footwear. 

However, he took no notice of the authorities and was eventually gored to death by the animal at around 12.30pm. 

The festivities had begun at 11am but ran over time after the bull failed to enter its pen. 

According to ABC, the authorities were working on Saturday to locate any friends or relatives of the victim, who may have come from the Basque Country. 

“No one really knew where he lived, because he would tell some colleagues one story, and others a different one,” police sources told the newspaper.

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Simon Hunter

Simon Hunter has been living in Madrid since the year 2000 and has worked as a journalist and translator practically since he arrived. For 16 years he was at the English Edition of Spanish daily EL PAÍS, editing the site from 2014 to 2022, and is currently one of the Spain reporters at The Times. He is also a voice actor, and can be heard telling passengers to "mind the gap" on Spain's AVLO high-speed trains.

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