Shocking moment The 12-year-old boy is trampled by a bull in Spain
Shocking moment, a 12-year-old boy is trampled on by a bull after falling into his cage at a party in Spain before being dragged to safety
- Crowd was gathered around animal cages before bull-running event near Valencia
- Bull broke a piece of the safety rail, allowing the 12-year-old boy to invade
- Animal hit the boy's head and trampled him before he was chased away
- Doctors say the child has not been seriously injured, but is being kept under observation
This is the moment a 12-year-old boy was hit in a bull-pen for a Spanish bull-run event, causing bewildered spectators to hurry to save him.
The shocking accident happened in the town of Tavernes de la Valldigna, in the eastern Spanish region of Valencia, during the annual fiesta.
The boy had watched the bulls from a high platform above their pen, but then one of the animals managed to break the rail on which he leaned.
A 12-year-old boy was trampled by a bull at a party in Spain, near Valencia, after the animal broke a piece of railing (left) and the boy fell into the pen (right)
In images of the incident, the bull can be seen lifting a heavy metal gate with its horns, which in turn taps away part of the safety rail above it.
The young boy then falls into the ring at the bull's feet, while the confused animal nudges him with his horns and tramples him.
Bystanders quickly come to the aid of the boy and chase the animal away before it can cause major damage.
The young person is then brought back to safety so that he can be cared for by doctors.
Local media reported Sunday that he was being kept under medical observation but was not seriously injured.
The bull hit the child's head a few times (left) and trampled him under the foot before being chased away by crowds who kept the child safe (right)
Spanish political party for animal rights PACMA shared the video on social media and said they are preparing a report for what happened.
The party claims that the child protection laws were violated during the event because children are exposed to possible injury and animal abuse.
It is said that the authorities revised their security measures after the incident and allowed the fiesta to continue.
Bull-running events started on September 14 and will continue until next weekend.
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