Female spectator is gored at a bullfight in Thailand after the furious animal collides through a security barrier and bumps into the crowd
- Bull broke out of a ring during a fight in southern Thailand on Monday afternoon
- Spectator Kunn Nam, 57, was attacked by the animal after it entered the crowd
- Video recorded the moment she was decayed, leaving her with a cut on her face
- Bull then ran out of the stands and into a nearby field, where it was recaptured
A woman was ordained sitting in the crowd at a Thai bullfight after the animal broke into the stands and attacked her.
Khun Nam, 57, needed first aid for an inch-long cut on her face after she was battered by the bull on Monday during a fight in Trang province, southern Thailand.
Video made from the opposite gallery shows panicked spectators fleeing after the bull managed to break through a wooden barrier in the seating area.
Khun Nam, 57, needed first aid after being charged by a bull that broke into the crowd during a fight in southern Thailand on Monday afternoon
One can see people climbing on metal poles around the concrete seating area to escape the angry animal.
While bullfighters try to drive the creature back into the ring, it focuses its attention on Mrs. Nam before attacking her.
More footage from a different angle shows how the animal drove her into a corner and against a metal pole, creating the cut.
But she was lucky enough to escape further injuries after the bull’s horns closely missed one of her arms and instead got caught in her t-shirt.
Fortunately for Mrs. Nam, the bull fled quickly from the stands and in a paddock next to the bullfighting ring, where it was recaptured.
Bullfighting is a growing sport in southern Thailand, but differs enormously from its Spanish counterpart.
In Spain the bull fights with people in a very stylized screen that usually ends with the animal being killed by a matador.
Video captured the bull raging around the stands after breaking through a security barrier during a match in Trang province, southern Thailand, on Monday
Mrs. Nam (pictured left just before she was charged, and shortly thereafter) suffered an incision in her face during the attack but escaped a worse injury after being closely missed by the animal’s horns
In Thailand, bulls are placed opposite each other to see which one is stronger. The animals usually survive.
It is thought that the sport started with competitions between farmers to see who owns the strongest bull.
However, the competitions have now grown into spectator events and are attracting more and more tourists.
The management of the events is still random, with few safety rules.
One of the spectators at Monday’s fight – Anutin Wattana – said that people attend bullfights in the region to place bets on which animals will win.
Two bulls only mangled to escape the ring during Monday’s fight and he called on the organizers to reinforce the fences to prevent it from happening again.
He said: “One of the bulls ran away after it broke loose, but another died in the audience.
“Fortunately, the woman was only slightly injured, but the organizers should really worry about safety.”