Mexico: Would-be bullfighter gored in throat, dies

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Posted: Dec 27, 2009 1:16 PM

A fan trying his hand during an improvised bullfight in southern Mexico is dead after a bull gored him in the throat.

Police in Guerrero state say 22-year-old Juan Casarrubias Rendon died in the small mountain town of Atlixtac.

A state police statement said Casarrubias was wounded during a traditional, rodeo-like event known as a "jaripeo."

He was taken to a local clinic late Saturday, but died.

While jaripeos mostly involve bull riding, young men sometimes try to perform a crude form of bullfighting during the events.