16 Jul, 2023 @ 17:15
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Woman, 74, left hospitalised in Valencia region after bull escapes and rampages through streets

Bull escapes fiestas in Valencia region

A 74-YEAR-OLD woman was left in a critical condition on Saturday, after a bull escaped from a local taurine event in the Valencia region and rampaged around the streets. 

The incident took place in the municipality of Almassera, after the animal escaped from the neighbouring town of Tavernes Blanques by breaking through a barrier. 

Sources from the Spanish Civil Guard told news agency EFE that the authorities were eventually able to corner and capture the bull with the help of agricultural workers. 

The victim was charged by the bull, leaving her with serious injuries and requiring hospital treatment.

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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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