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Thursday August 19, 2010

Bull Jumps into Stands in Spain   VIDEO

A bull jumped into the stands Wednesday at a bullring in northern Spain injuring up to 40 people.

It happened in Tafalla, just as the show was coming to an end, the animal leapt over the fence and charged into the crowded stands. The bull had twice earlier attempted to enter the stands. After injuring a horn, he was being led to the corral when he tried for the third time and succeeded.

A 10-year-old boy suffered stomach wounds while another spectator was gored in the back. The balance of the 40 injuries were minor.

Within 15 minutes, officials tied a rope around the bull and had it under control.  The animal was removed using a crane and later killed.

Spectators were watching a contest of “recortadores”, where participants try to avoid the bull while staying as close as possible. The goal is to have the bull charge at you so you can dodge it. Bulls are not killed at this type of event.

The incident comes as Spain is split over whether bull fighting should be completely outlawed. Last month Catalonia became the first major Spanish region to ban the deadly sport.

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