41 injured during bull taming sport 'Jallikkettu' in Madurai

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Tamil Nadu
Madurai, Jan 15: At least 41 persons, including bull tamers and audience, were injured during the popular 'Jallikattu' (bull taming sport) held as part of "Pongal" festival at nearby Palamedu today, police said. While seven persons were admitted to Government hospital, others were treated as out patients and they were sent back after giving first aid, police said.

Authorities had made sure that the bulls were not subjected to harassment and administered intoxicants. The bulls were medically examined prior to the event. Strict vigil was also made to ensure that the bull tamers were not inebriated, they added.


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