Bel­gian woman gored by bull

Costa Blanca News (North Edition) - - NEWS - By Rob Jen­nings rjen­nings@cbnews.es

A 29-year-old Bel­gian woman was gored by a bull in Mo­raira whilst stand­ing be­hind the of­fi­cial res­train­ing bar­ri­ers dur­ing the early hours of Tues­day.

As the sec­ond run­ning of the Bous a la Mar got un­der way, the woman, who was stand­ing be­hind the bar­rier, tried to touch the bull's head.

The an­i­mal turned and trapped its horns in the bars, gor­ing the woman in the left thigh and throw­ing her in the air.

This hap­pened just af­ter 01.00 and the lady was taken to De­nia hos­pi­tal and rushed into emer­gency surgery.

As the tear was clean, the dam­age was less than had first been sus­pected, and she was kept in overnight for fur­ther ob­ser­va­tion.

Due to the in­ci­dent, the rest of the bull-run­ning events were can­celled.

Fi­esta or­gan­is­ers re­gret­ted the in­ci­dent and is­sued a warn­ing to vis­i­tors. Mem­bers of the pub­lic are not al­ways aware of the dan­gers, even in what are re­garded as safe zones.

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