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33 persons including 23 spectators and 10 bull-tamers injured in a jallikattu

Updated | January 28, 2018 12:58 IST

Salem: As many as 33 persons including 23 spectators and ten bull-tamers were injured in a jallikattu in Thampatti near Salem on Saturday as some bulls there ran amok.

The Salem district collector, Ms. Rohini Bhajibhakare inaugurated the jallikattu in Gengavalli taluk in which 573 bulls from nearby places participated and 500 bull-tamers were on the field to take them on.

However, after medical tests, only 500 bulls were allowed to participate in the sport, Among the members of the public who were injured in the sudden bull-run attacks, an armed reserve police constable, Sekar, and a spectator, Natesan, 50, who suffered severe injuries were admitted to Salem government hospital. 

The bull owned by the Sri Lankan Education minister, Senthil Thondaimaan participated in the event and it was adjudged the ‘best performing bull’. A car was handed over as prize to the minister’s brother Thiru. Rajesh.

 

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