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Two persons, including a participant, were gored to death and at least 56 others injured during a jallikattu event at Thiruvappur in the Pudukottai district today, police said.

The other deceased was a spectator, they added.

Some of the injured were treated by a mobile medical team, while the others were treated as outpatients in a hospital and discharged.

The bull-taming sport was held as part of a temple festival.

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It is being held at various places in the state after the Tamil Nadu Assembly, on January 23, unanimously passed an amendment bill, clearing the path for the bull-taming sport to be conducted without any hindrance.

Usually, jallikattu is held as part of the Pongal festivities. However, it could not be held during Pongal this year due to a Supreme Court ban.