Eight injured in Peru religious festival

Eight injured in Peru religious festival

Written by Staff Writer

06 Jan, 2016 | 11:38 am

At least eight people were injured during an annual running of the bulls event that went awry in Huancavelica in Peru’s Cusco province.

Participants and onlookers ran for cover as an angry bull charged at crowds and into the adjacent food stands. People tried to assist the injured as people were tossed into the air and against nearby vehicles.

The event, where bulls are released into an open field, is part of a four-day religious festival held between Dec. 30 and Jan. 2. The bullfighting industry organises about 540 bullfights a year in Peru, mostly in the departments of Cajamarca, Lima, and Ancash. This figure is more than any other country in Latin America.

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