A Spanish matador has become the first to die in the ring in three decades, after being gored in front of horrified spectators during a corrida in the eastern town of Teruel.
Victor Barrio, 29, died Saturday night of wounds to the chest in the wake of being struck by the horn of a bull weighing more than 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds) and hurled into the air.
Other matadors rushed to the rescue, helping to distract the bull and lure him away while Barrio lay bleeding in the sand. Barrio, who made his corrida debut in 2008 and toured rings all over the country, was pronounced dead at the scene.
His death is the first of a matador in the ring since 1985.
Elsewhere in the country, another two men were gored by the animals at the world-famous festival in the town of Pamplona.
The San Fermin festival, in which bulls chase red-scarved runners through Pamplona’s cobbled streets during nine days of events, attracts thousands of revellers from Spain and overseas.
In Saturday’s run there, a 33-year-old Japanese man was gored in the chest and a 24-year-old Spanish man in the arm, while 12 others suffered minor injuries, the local government said on its website.
The Japanese man was in a stable condition in hospital, a spokesman for the festival said.
The four-minute run in Pamplona featured six bulls from the Jose Escolar ranch, one of which separated from the rest and caused panic among the runners.
NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs
KATHMANDU — The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government’s policies and programs.
A meeting of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party convened at the parliamentary party’s office in Singha Durbar today consulted with the economists and former bureaucrats on the policies and programs of the government.
The government presented its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 in the Federal Parliament on Monday.
Deliberations will be held on the policies and programs in the House of Representatives and the National Assembly from Wednesday.
NC leader Dilendra Prasad Badoo, talking to the National News Agency, RSS, said that the meeting reviewed the government’s policies and programs and also discussed on issues the party would speak on in parliament.
Before this, the Nepali Congress had decided to put its views in parliament by forming thematic committees.Follow @gorkhapost