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Bull running festival in Peru leaves eight injured


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Bull running festival in Peru leaves eight injured

An annual bull running festival in Huancavelica in Peru’s Cusco province went badly wrong when the animals began charging spectators and running into nearby food stands.

At least eight people were injured as onlookers ran for cover.

People tried to assist those who had been hurt as bulls tossed men 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 to celebrate New Year.

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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