Palma.—A bull gored and killed a 74-year-old man who was watching a bull run in northern Spain after it broke through a wooden safety barrier, the third such fatality in just over a week, local officials said.

Felix de Luis Morentin was gored in the neck in the doorway of a building in the town of Lodosa where he was watching the bull run with his wife, the regional government of Navarra said in a statement.

Two other spectators required medical care after they were struck by another young bull that also broke through the security barrier which is supposed to prevent the animals from mixing up with spectators, it added.

A 25-year-old was taken to hospital after he was struck in the head by the bull and a 62-year-old woman was treated at a health centre for bruises to one of her knees. “We are all very much affected because what was supposed to be a festive day has become quite the opposite,” Lodosa mayor Pablo Azcona told reporters.

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