Student recovering in ICU after horror bull goring

A US student has been hospitalised after being gored and tossed by a bull during the Carnaval del Toro in Spain.

20-year-old Benjamin Miller, of Georgia, is recovering in the intensive care unit of a hospital in western Salamanca after receiving horrific injuries from a large fighting bull on 14 February, officials said.

 Mr Miller was gored multiple times and received wounds to his thigh, sphincter and back during the running of the bulls in Ciudad Rodrigo.

Surgeon Enrique Crespo said he was called to operate on Mr Miller's injuries, which included a wound measuring 40 centimetres and was the "the biggest goring wound" he had ever seen, according to a report on Cuatro TV.

Two other men, reported to be a Scot and a Spaniard, were also injured during the encierro although their wounds were described by authorities as minor.

Doctor Crespo said that between 45,000 and 50,000 people had been attracted over the weekend to this year's four-day fiesta, which includes afternoon bullfights and bull-running events.

More on this at The Independent

 


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