2 Dead in Annual Running of Bulls in Mexico

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Health authorities say two people are dead and 18 injured after this weekend's running of the bulls in the small central Mexico state of Tlaxcala.

Tlaxcala state Health Department spokesman Yered Gallardo says the dead include one man who was crushed against a barrier by a charging bull.

Gallardo said Monday that the man died Saturday. Another elderly man died Sunday after a bull escaped its enclosure and went running through the streets. That victim had apparently not been participating in the running of the bulls.

Gallardo said 18 people were injured in the Saturday event, including one man who was gored in the testicles.

The annual event features bulls running through the streets of the city of Huamantla, Tlaxcala, and usually causes a dozen or so injuries.


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