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Tourist killed by a holy cow walking a Jaipur market in Rajasthan, India

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Holy Cows on Indian roads has always fascinated foreigners. Today this fascination turns deadly for a tourist from Argentina. The visitor from South America was killed by a stray cattle in the Walled City on Saturday.Jaipur, also known as the Pink City, is the capital of the western state of Rajasthan and one of India’s most popular tourist attractions, drawing visitors to its ornate palaces and forts.

A stroll on the colorful market in Jaipur, Rajasthan serves as one of the top tourism attraction. Today, this 29-year-old Argentine man holidaying in India has been gored to death by a bull walking the market.He was struck by the bull’s horn in the neck and stomach. He was rushed to the hospital but did not survive

The Argentine embassy in Delhi had been informed of his death.

Stray cattle are a common sight in India. The beasts are considered sacred by many Hindus and are allowed to roam freely on highways and throughout cities.

A 2012 livestock census found there were more than five million stray cattle across India.

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Juergen T Steinmetz

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977).
He founded eTurboNews in 1999 as the first online newsletter for the global travel tourism industry.

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