20 Aug 2010

40 injured after bull escapes ring

7:40 am on 20 August 2010

A bull has injured 40 people after jumping out of the arena at a Spanish bullring and rampaged through the crowd.

TV footage showed spectators trying to restrain the animal in the stands.

Officials in the northern town of Tafalla say most of the injured were treated for cuts and bruises, but nine people were taken to hospital in nearby Pamplona.

The animal was brought under control after several minutes and was later killed.