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Seven injured in opening bull run in Pamplona

Published 07/07/2015 | 10:04

An injured runner gives a thumbs up as he is attended by medical personnel after being gored by a ''Jandilla'' fighting bull at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, Spain (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
An injured runner gives a thumbs up as he is attended by medical personnel after being gored by a ''Jandilla'' fighting bull at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, Spain (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
A injured runner is attended by medical personnel after he was gored by a ''Jandilla'' fighting bull at the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, Spain (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Medical personnel help a participant injured during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Revelers run with a Jandilla's ranch fighting bull during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

One person was gored and six others injured as thousands of daredevils tested their bravery and speed by dashing alongside fighting bulls through the streets of this northern Spanish city on the first bull-run of Pamplona's San Fermin festival, Spain's Red Cross said.

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Spokesman Jose Aldaba said seven people were taken to a city hospital for injuries suffered in the 8am run today. One was gored in the armpit.

There were no immediate details on their identities.

The run sees people dashing with six bulls along a narrow 930-yard course from a holding pen to the city bull ring.

It lasted just over two minutes.

The nine-day fiesta was made world famous in Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises and attracts thousands of foreign tourists.

Runners sprint in front of Jandilla fighting bulls at the entrance to the bullring during the first running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 7, 2015. Two runners were gored in the run that lasted 2 minutes and 23 seconds, according to local media. REUTERS/Vincent West
Runners sprint in front of Jandilla fighting bulls at the entrance to the bullring during the first running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 7, 2015. Two runners were gored in the run that lasted 2 minutes and 23 seconds, according to local media. REUTERS/Vincent West
Runners sprint alongside Jandlla fighting bulls at the entrance to the bullring during the first running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 7, 2015. Two runners were gored in the run that lasted 2 minutes and 23 seconds, according to local media. REUTERS/Vincent West
Runners sprint alongside a Jandilla fighting bull at the entrance to the bullring during the first running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 7, 2015. Two runners were gored in the run that lasted 2 minutes and 23 seconds, according to local media. REUTERS/Vincent West
Runners sprint alongside a Jandilla fighting bull at the entrance to the bullring during the first running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 7, 2015. Two runners were gored in the run that lasted 2 minutes and 23 seconds, according to local media. REUTERS/Joseba Etxaburu
Runners sprint into the bullring during the first running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 7, 2015. Two runners were gored in the run that lasted 2 minutes and 23 seconds, according to local media. REUTERS/Joseba Etxaburu
A runner dives to avoid a steer in the bullring following the first running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 7, 2015. Two runners were gored in the run that lasted 2 minutes and 23 seconds, according to local media. REUTERS/Joseba Etxaburu TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A runner sprints in front of a pack of Jandilla fighting bulls at the entrance to the bullring during the first running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 7, 2015. Two runners were gored in the run that lasted 2 minutes and 23 seconds, according to local media. REUTERS/Joseba Etxaburu

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