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25 people injured in ‘Jallikattu’ at Pudukottai in TN

Chennai, March 17 (BPNS)

25 people were injured in the Jallikattu competition held at Manganampatti village in Pudukottai district of Tamil Nadu on Thursday.

Among the 25 people who were injured, 21 were treated at the venue itself as outpatients as their injuries were not grave. Four persons with serious injuries were referred to the Pudukottai government hospital.

Police sources told BPNS that 574 Bulls were released during the event which lasted for more than six hours.  The number of bull tamers who participated in the event was 300.

Among the injured 11 were spectators, Seven were bull owners and seven were tamers.