MADRID - A 66-year-old Spaniard died after being gored in the chest by a bull in a village festival in the Spanish province of Segovia on Sunday, bringing the number of deaths by gorings in summer street festivities this year to around a dozen. The high toll has raised questions about health and safety measures surrounding the traditional summer ‘fiestas’ in thousands of Spanish villages in which bulls are let loose in the streets.–Reuters

The most famous of these events is the San Fermin bull running, held in Pamplona in July, which has garnered a huge international following with tourists coming from around the world to participate.

But there are more than 15,000 similar events around Spain every year, where participants run in front of groups of bulls or try to get the animal to charge them before leaping into specially-constructed cages.