A 19-year-old boy has been gored and tossed into the air like a rag doll by a bull during the infamous Spanish bull run.
The shocking moment was captured on camera at the event in Castalla, Alicante.
The teenager was trying to run from the angry bull, but slipped and fell with the raging beast right behind him.
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Things took a shocking turn for the worse as the bull caught up with him and flung him onto his razor-sharp horns and threw around the narrow street.
The bull repeatedly crushes the unnamed teen against the terraced street walls before picking him up with its horns again.
Screaming spectators try to distract the huge bull, but the runner only escapes when he is hurled towards a door and manages to stagger behind a security gate.
The terrifying footage was recorded at the five-day Fiestas de Vaca – or Cow Festivities – in honour of San Roque (Saint Roch) from, which started on August 12.
Local news reports said the teen was in stable condition when he was rushed to hospital, where he is still being treated for four horn gashes and multiple bruises.
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Local official Jose Rico said: “It's as if a train ran over him, but the wounds are minor and the boy is in better condition than expected.”
Spanish animal welfare party PACMA took to Twitter/X to condemn the event.
It wrote: “Bous al carrer [bulls in the street] events not only cause stress for the bulls but also pose a danger to people.
“This 19-year-old man has been hospitalised with four horn gashes in Castalla (Alicante) after being charged by a bull.
“If these festivities cease to exist, we will spare ourselves from these tragedies.”
Although deaths at bull runs, which take place across the country, are rare, campaigners have constantly called for them to be cancelled on grounds of animal abuse.
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