Tamil Nadu: One dead, 80 injured in ‘Jallikattu’ competition

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Tamers attempt to get on to the hump of a bull as part of the traditional Jallikattu festival, in Madurai district, Friday, Jan.15, 2021. 

 

Highlights

  • One person succumbed to injuries in Jallikattu competition in Avaniyapuram area of Madurai
  • 80 others were injured in the Jallikattu competition, says the health official
  • The injured includes 38 bull tamers, 24 bull owners, and 18 spectators

One person succumbed to injuries and 80 others were injured in the Jallikattu competition in the Avaniyapuram area of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, the Health Official informed on Friday.

“Total 80 injured, 1 succumbed to injuries in the Jallikattu competition in Avaniyapuram area of Madurai, Tamil Nadu,” said the health official.

According to the official, the injured includes 38 bull tamers, 24 bull owners, and 18 spectators.

Amid loud whistles, applause and cheers at Avaniyapuram village in Madurai district, as many as 300 bulls were let out into the arena of bull tamers. The Tamil Nadu government had allowed Jallikattu with 300 bulls and 150 spectators. 

However, hundreds of villagers gathered on roofs and outside the barricades at Avaniyapuram to watch the events. Every year during Pongal, the Jallikattu competition is conducted in the villages of Tamil Nadu. 

 

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