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Mother-of-two gored to death during Spanish bull run festival

Sofía López González, 47, was leaning between the bars of a grill-covered doorway when she was caught on the horn of a heifer causing a fatal injury to her abdomen

Matt Payton
Tuesday 19 July 2016 17:56 BST
Woman gored to death

A mother-of-two has been gored to death during a bull run in southern Spain.

Sofía López González, 47, was caught on the horn of a heifer causing a fatal injury to her abdomen. She died later in hospital

She had been leaning between the bars of a grill-covered doorway when the heifer charged, reports La Opinión de Murcia.

Ms González attempted to pull back behind the grill but her backpack got caught in the barrier preventing her from escaping.

The fatal incident occured on the final bull run of the week-long Fiesta del Cristo del Rayo in the southern Spanish town of Moratalla.

Three days of morning were announced by Moratalla town hall.

Ms González is the third death by goring during Spanish fiestas this summer, with a 28-year-old killed in Pedreguer erarlier this month and a 65-year-old being killed during a bull run in Zamora.

Two injured in bull run on second day in Pamplona

Matador Victor Barrio was gored to death on 9 July in Madrid, the first bullfighter to be killed in the ring for 30 years.

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