Monday, August 01, 2005

Four killed in cockfight attack in Mexico

Gamblers angry over losses, threw two hand grenades into a crowd of over 300 at a cockfight in the town of Tonala. Tonala is a small town in the state of Jalisco in western Mexico, killing four men and seriously injuring 15 others.

"Two men died at the cockfight and two more died in nearby hospitals," said Jose Ramirez, spokesman for the Jalisco attorney general's office. "It appears that some men lost money and then they lost control."

Cockfighting is popular in Mexico, especially in rural areas, and huge sums of money are often gambled on the outcome.

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