OSAKA, May 1 (Xinhua)-- A 40-year-old man was killed Wednesday after being gored by his own bull in a bull ring in a town on an island of the southern Japanese prefecture of Kagoshima, local press reported.
The terrifying incident happened in the bull ring on Tokunoshima Island when a raging bull jumped into the raiser of the animal and gored him fatally in the chest, according to Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK), Japan's public broadcaster.
The report said that local rescuers carried the raiser to a nearby hospital, but he was later confirmed dead.
The report cited local officials as saying that the incident happened when the man would try to take the bull, weighs about 1, 100 kg, out from the outdoor arena after a training match.
Local police have launched an investigation into the incident.