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By RICHARD MATHIESON
A MAN has been brutally killed during the Pamplona Bull Run in Spain — the first death by goring at the event for 15 years.
Spaniard Daniel Jimeno Romero, 27, was pierced in the neck and lung during a run in which one bull became separated from the pack.
Paramedics attempted to revive him in the street before taking him to hospital for surgery, but an hour later Romero, from Alcala de Henares near Madrid, was pronounced dead.
It happened in the fourth of eight runs held at the San Fermin festival, where runners try to avoid rampaging bulls over a half-mile course.
A spokeswoman for the event added: "A 20-year-old man from London was gored in the left thigh but his life is not in any danger."
The 515-kilogram killer bull, named Cappuccino, fell early in the race so had ended up on its own. When it reached the end of the course it started charging erratically, even heading back up the course, spectators said.
Runners scurried for safety to wooden barriers along the route.
At one point, the beast picked a man up with its horns and flipped him into the air, then continued to attack as he lay on the ground. But luckily the spectator survived.
The last fatal goring at the running of the bulls claimed the life of 22-year-old American Matthew Tassio in 1995.
In 2003 local man Fermin Etxberri died when he was trampled to death in a crush of people.
The latest fatality brings the death toll to 15 in the event since records began in 1924.