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Man Apparently Drunk Gored to Death After Provoking Bull


Earlier this month, revelers run next to a Nunez del Cubillo's ranch fighting bull during the final running of the bulls at the San Fermin fiestas. (AP)

A man was gored to death after provoking a bull with an umbrella during a festival in eastern Spain, local newspaper Las Provincias reported Sunday.

The victim, who was described as around 50, was apparently drunk when he struck the bull with the umbrella, enraging the animal during the festivities Saturday evening in the town of Rafelbunyol, in the province of Valencia.

The bull cornered the man in a narrow street before goring him several times. The man was taken to the hospital in Valencia, but died following wounds to the chest and the armpit.

The remainder of the festival was canceled following the death.