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Irish teenager dies in bull running fiesta

Diego Page (16), died from his wounds soon after entering hospital.

Iglesia de Santa María in Hesca, Spain
Iglesia de Santa María in Hesca, Spain
Image: Enrique López-Tamayo Biosca via Flickr/Creative Commons

AN IRISH TEENAGER has died after being attacked by a bull during an annual bull running festival in Spain.

Diego Page (16), who moved to Spain seven years ago with his Irish father and Spanish mother, was rushed to hospital in the northern city of Huesca after receiving severe chest injuries when the bull rammed him into a fence. He died on Wednesday morning, an hour and a half after being admitted.

Two days of mourning were declared by the major of Huesca, Ana Alos Lopez, and flags in the city were flown at half mast yesterday.

According to Spanish news reports, the nearby town of Bolea where the teenager lived with his family is in “shock” with many people describing the situation as like living “in a bad dream”.

Huesca was celebrating its annual festival, the San Lorenzo Fiesta, which is run from August  9 to 15. Festival-goers dodge young bulls let loose in the city’s bullring every morning as part of the festivities.

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