French citizen dies after being gored in Spanish festival

Running of the Bulls
Revelers run alongside Miura's ranch fighting bulls during the daily morning running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Revelers from around the world arrive in Pamplona every year to take part in some of the eight days of party and the running of the bulls. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

MADRID (AP) — Spanish officials say a French citizen has died after being gored by a bull during a festival in a small town in eastern Spain.

A statement from the town hall of Pedreguer says the 44-year-old man died shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday.

The town hall said the man, identified only by the iniitials L.O., had been standing with some friends when he was gored by one of the bulls.

The incident occurred during a running of the bulls being held as part of the town’s summer festival.

The death came as Spain’s most celebrated bull-running festival, San Fermin in Pamplona, came to an end Tuesday. Ten people were gored during the nine-day festival this year.

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