A man who worked on a cattle farm south of Nicosia was killed Saturday morning after he was attacked by a bull under circumstances still pending investigation.
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Local media said a cattleman was attacked by a bull in Dali, Nicosia district, on Saturday morning around 11:30am. He was rushed to the Emergency Room at Nicosia General Hospital, where doctors later pronounced him dead.
Sources told Knews the worker had entered an enclosed area containing a single bull and several cows
Reports said the farm worker, described as a 23-year-old foreign national, had been working on the farm for some time, tending cattle and carrying out other tasks.
According to daily Philenews, the bull had been aggressive recently, which prompted the man to use an alternative method to tend the male creature.
Police did not immediately release information about the incident or the nature of the man’s injuries. It was also not established whether the attack took place in a bull confinement area or other restraining facility on the premises.
Sources told Knews the worker had entered an enclosed area containing a single bull and several cows, but it was not fully clear whether there was anyone else to assist or distract the animal.
Police said they were treating the death as a work-related accident, with officers from Pera Chorio station joining labor officials in investigating the incident.
State forensic pathologists Angeliki Papetta and Orthodoxos Orthodoxou were scheduled to conduct a post mortem, which is expected to show the exact cause of death.