In Spain, during the traditional release of bulls, three tourists died, including a Frenchman.
After two years of the pandemic, summer traditions are once again in full swing. Starting with the bull releases, often controversial, relatively popular in Spain. Very popular with tourists, they are sometimes the scene of dramas. The principle? Throw yourself into a mad dash in the middle of disoriented cattle, often in narrow alleys. The goal of these participants, locals or tourists looking for thrills: to get as close as possible to these imposing beasts. In the space of 24 hours, Spain draws up a gruesome toll: three people died in different bull releaseswe learned on July 20.
Bull releases in Spain: three tourists died in Valencia and Alicante
Aged 50 and 56, two of the three victims took part in the festivities baptized Bous al carrer in the region of Valencia, which organizes bull releases every year. The other victim is a 60-year-old French tourist, gored on July 8 in a village near Alicante, who did not survive his injuries. These terrible accidents are a reminder of the dangerousness of these traditional festivals, which are very widespread in the north of Spain.
Reference of the genre, the San Fermin in Pamplona brings together thousands of participants in the city every year. With the high point of these festivities, the famous 850m race in the cobbled streets. Although marked, the race frequently records accidents, but none for this new edition, which was held from July 6 to 15, after two years of closure.