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Two die during grand 'Jallikattu' event in Tamil Nadu's Pudukottai

The bull taming sporting event, coordinated by Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar at Viralimalai saw the participation of 1,354 bulls and 424 tamers.

Two die during grand 'Jallikattu' event in Tamil Nadu's Pudukottai
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Chennai: Two participants died during a grand 'Jallikattu' (bull-taming) event in Tamil Nadu's Pudukottai district on Sunday. According to the district police, 31 men including some spectators were also injured during the event.

Last week, a spectator died of heart attack during the bull-taming sport of 'Jallikattu' which was held at Alanganallur in Madurai district.

Sunday's grand 'Jallikattu' event entered the world record for the maximum number of bulls released into the sporting arena which was over 1,300 and almost double than the previous record.

The bull taming sporting event, coordinated by Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar at Viralimalai saw the participation of 1,354 bulls and 424 tamers.

Although about 2,000 bulls were originally scheduled to be released into the sprawling sporting arena, it could not be completed owing to a paucity of time, the organisers said.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami hailed 'Jallikattu' as a symbol of the valour and courage of the Tamil people.