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Friday 22 August 2014

Briton hurt in Pamplona bull run

Published 08/07/2014 | 13:18

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Revellers are chased by fighting bulls during the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain (AP)

Three people including a British man have been injured as thousands of daredevils raced alongside six fighting bulls at Spain's world-famous San Fermin festival.

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No-one was gored but a Navarra regional government statement said a 23-year-old man from Nottingham, England, was in serious condition with chest injuries and rib fractures

The man - identified only by his initials, TH - was hurt in the second running of the bulls, a frenzied dash through the narrow winding streets of this northern city.

The government said a Japanese man and a Spaniard were also treated in hospital for light injuries.

One person was gored in the opening run yesterday.

Dozens of people are injured each year in the 8am runs along a 930-yard (850-metre) course from a holding pen to Pamplona's bull ring. Most are hurt in falls.

Fifteen people have died from gorings since record-keeping began in 1924.

The nine-day street-partying festival was immortalised in Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises and attracts thousands of foreign tourists.

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