Woman is horrifically gored by bull after leaping into ring for selfie

Young woman leaps into the ring to try and take a photo of a bull with flaming horns and is horrifically gored in Spain

  • A woman was attacked by a bull during Spanish festival in Sumacarcer, Valencia
  • During the toro embolado festival the animal is fitted with wooden balls on its horns which are set alight
  • The injured woman was rushed to the Lluis Alcanyis Hospital and is now ‘stable’

This is the horrifying moment a bull gores a woman during a traditional Spanish event where the animal’s horns are set on fire.

Footage from the scene shows the animal charge at the woman, who has not been named, and lifting her into the air by the horns before she crashes to the ground. 

During the toro embolado town festival in Sumacarcer, in the eastern Spanish region of Valencia, the animal is fitted with wooden balls on its horns which are then set alight.

A bull gored a woman (pictured above) during a traditional Spanish event where the animal’s horns are set on fire

Footage from the scene shows the animal charge at the woman (pictured above), who has not been named, and lifting her into the air by the horns before she crashes to the ground

The toro embolado town festival, translated as ‘bull with balls’ in Sumacarcer, in the eastern Spanish region of Valencia, involves the animal being fitted with wooden balls on its horns which are then set alight

Footage shows event organisers cruelly lighting the bull’s horns and setting it loose within the arena as spectators look on from behind metal fences.

As the bull runs across the arena a young woman, who was reportedly taking photos, emerges at the far end of the arena and is tossed into the air by the animal.


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As the audience screams in horror, several spectators are seen running over to the aid of the injured woman who now lies on the ground and cautiously move her out of harms way.

The injured woman was attended to by local paramedics before being rushed to the Lluis Alcanyis Hospital in the nearby city of Xativa. 

The Spanish festival is celebrated in many towns across the country but is particularly popular in the Valencian and Southern Catalonian community

As the audience screams in horror, several spectators are seen running over to the aid of the woman who now lies on the ground and cautiously move her out of harms way. She was rushed to the Lluis Alcanyis Hospital in the nearby city of Xativa and has since been described as ‘stable’

The casualty was sent to intensive care but her condition has since been described as ‘stable’.

The Spanish festival is celebrated in many towns across the country but is particularly popular in the Valencian and Southern Catalonian community.

Translated as ‘bull with balls’ it involves a bull being tied to a post as balls of flammable material are put on the animals’s horns and set alight. 

This is not the first time, spectators have been attacked during such festivals.

Earlier this month a 45-year-old man was treated in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Zaragoza after being attacked at the Bous al Carrer (Bulls on the Street) festival in the village of Ademuz near Valenica in eastern Spain.

In recent years, animal welfare activists have attempted to stop the practice due to the cruelty to the animal. 

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