Bull tears through a huge crowd of religious believers in India, throws twelve points and leaves three in a critical state
- An estimated 250,000 mourners were in Lucknow for a Muslim memorial
- A stray bull got loose and ran straight through the crowd, injuring 12
- Three men remain in critical condition after trying to get it under control
- It is the tenth stray animal attack in Lucknow in two months
An angry bull was plowed by a religious procession in India and injured at least 12 people with three people who were still in critical condition.
The Shiite mourning were the commemoration of the martyrdom of the Islamic leader Hazrat Ali when the bull went into the crowd yesterday in Lucknow, a city in the north of the country.
About 250,000 people were in the procession for the religious day and dramatic video shows the moment the bull broke loose.
A mad bull plows through a 250,000 strong believers in Lucknow, India
As panic spread through the mourners, a group of young men managed to grab the bull's horns and pushed it aside, according to The Times of India.
Three people stay in the hospital with critical injuries after the rampage while another nine required treatment.
Nadeem Rizvi, 55, Zafar Abbas, 28, and Laraib Zaidi, 25, were seriously injured after being sentenced by the bull.
The mourners had come to celebrate the martyrdom of Hazrat Ali when the stray bull amoked, and many tried to control it by wrestling with its horns
Hundreds of people tried to flee the large animal, and it had left three in critical condition after being convicted
Mourners blamed the local authorities for not being able to set up the right security barriers to protect them from stray animals.
The Lucknow Municipal Corporation has since started an investigation after the video of the shocking incident went viral.
It is not known why the lost bulls were not removed from the area before the huge annual processions that marked the life of the fourth caliph of Islam on the 21st day of Ramadan.
It is the tenth attack by a lost animal in just two months in Lucknow, with two killed and eight injured.
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