Nine-year-old boy dies in freak accident

A nine-year-old boy has died in a freak accident after being thrown from a bucking bronco ride.

Paramedics were unable to save him after being tossed from the mechanical bull and he was declared dead at the scene.

The tragedy happened on Saturday night in the village of Lobosillo near Murcia in south-east Spain.

The alarm was sounded just after 10pm.

Witnesses described how the child was “unable to hold on well and fell against the ground”, reports ‘La Opinion de Murcia.

A spokesman for a regional government-run emergency services coordination centre confirmed his death.

“Emergency health responders were unable to save the life of a nine-year-old boy who went into cardiac arrest after falling from a mechanical bull in the Murcian village of Lobosillo,” he said.

The circumstances surrounding the unnamed boy’s death were not immediately on Sunday.