File - In this Aug. 15, 2010 file photo, Spanish bullfighter Victor Puerto performs during a bullfight at the Las Ventas Bullring in Madrid. Spain's state TV will start airing live bullfights again on Sept. 5, 2012 after the new conservative government lifted a six-year ban on the tradition that has been hard hit by declining popularity and the economic crisis. It's a big victory for pro-bullfighting forces who saw fights prohibited this year in the northeastern region of Catalonia. And it's a defeat for animal rights activists who denounce bullfighting as barbaric. The live transmissions were halted in 2006 by Spain's previous Socialist administration, which said they were costly and coincided with youth TV viewing hours. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza, File) (AP)
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MADRID (AP) – A Spanish man standing behind a protective barrier at a summer festival was fatally gored by a bull.
Coria town spokeswoman Clara Iglesias said Thursday that the bull charged at the barrier and managed to get a horn between the vertical tube bars to gore the man twice. A video of the goring, which occurred Wednesday evening, was posted on several Spanish news websites.
A town hall statement said the 43-year-old man died later from injuries to the abdomen and chest in Coria's hospital. He was from a neighboring town.
Fiestas featuring bulls are common in Spain and many people are injured each year.
Spain's most famous bull-running event is in the San Fermin festival in Pamplona in July.
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