Jallikattu: 4 die, several injured during bull taming event in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka
The popular Jallikattu event, which is being held in South India, claimed four lives in three days. Nearly 100 people were also injured, including 22 critically injured, during the bull-taming event in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
Two spectators succumbed to injuries on Monday after being attacked by bulls in Karnataka’s Shivamogga district on Saturday. The 24-year-old died after he was attacked by several out-of-control bulls. He sustained severe injuries and was rushed to McGann District Hospital, where he died during treatment.
In another incident, a 34-year-old man died after a bull jumped on him at a bull-racing event at Konaganavalli, near Ayanuru town, on Sunday.
On Monday, during a Jallikattu event in Tamil Nadu, a 26-year-old bull tamer collapsed on the spot after being hit by a bull’s horn in the belly. He was rushed to the hospital in a waiting ambulance, but by the time he reached the hospital, he had lost a lot of blood, and doctors declared him dead.
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Also, a 25-year-old, a young spectator, was fatally gored by a ferocious bull in Periya Suriyur, on the outskirts of Tiruchi. According to authorities, he was waiting with a bull owner to collect his animal when it ran off the arena and hit him in the chest. He, however, passed away at the hospital a couple of hours later.
Earlier, Madurai Collector Sekhar stated that the Jallikattu event would be held smoothly and without incident. Sekhar stated that security measures, such as barricading and the deployment of over 2,000 police officers, as well as the availability of the best medical care, had been put in place to ensure the safety of bulls, participants, and spectators.
MK Stalin expressed his condolences for the deaths of the people and announced a Rs 3 lakh compensation to each of their families.
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