The Final Selfie: Frenchman Gored To Death During Spanish Bull Run
Final tally this year at the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain: 10 people gored, none fatally. But over in a competing bull run in the town of Pedreguer, in southwest Spain, a Frenchman was gored to death by a rampaging bull while filming the action on on his cell phone (the man, not the bull).
People who were present at the event on Tuesday told Levante-EMV newspaper that the man was filming the festivities on his mobile phone when the bull charged at him. He slipped and fell, they said, before being gored in the side and then the chest. Volunteers had warned him earlier in the evening not to get too close to the bulls when filming.
Onlookers dragged him away from the bull, but he was already dead, they said.
The last goring death in Pamplona occurred in 2009. There have been three goring deaths across Spain this year. Bullfighting has mostly been shut down through most of Spain, but some areas are holdouts due to the tourist dollars that flow in due to events such as the bull. runs.
Pedreguer is a small town on the Mediterranean coast in the province of Alicante. The remaining days of the festival were canceled by local authorities due to the death.
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