February 3, 2019
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Coimbatore : A total 45 persons sustained injuries during the Jallikkattu (taming the bull) in nearby Tirupur on Sunday.
A total of 500 bulls, including the traditional Kangeyam bulls and 550 tamers participated in the brave sport, which was inaugurated by Tamil Nadu Animal Husbandry Minister, Udumalai Radhakrishnan.
According to reports, 45 persons involved in the game were injured, of which 38 were treated as out patients, two brought and admitted to the Government Hospital here and four in the Government Hospital in Tirupur.
The injured include 29 tamers, common public 10 and two bull owners.
The bulls were sent to arena only after medical check up by veterinarians, with 13 medical teams and 13 ambulances kept ready for any emergency.