Saturday 23 September 2017

Three gored at bull run in Pamplona

Press Association

AN American and two Spaniards have been gored during a danger-filled bull run at Spain's San Fermin festival, with one loose bull causing panic in the packed streets of Pamplona.

One of the animals charged a man and tossed him on to the ground with its horns for almost 30 seconds as fellow runners tried to pull it away by its tail. The man clung to one of the horns. Helpers eventually dragged the victim to safety by his feet. Local reports said he was from Spain.

The regional government of Navarra said yesterday one American and two Spaniards were gored in the run, while another American and two Spaniards were also taken to city hospitals for other injuries suffered in falls and trampling during the event. None of the six taken to the hospital was said to be in serious condition.

The gorings were the first of this year's runs, during which thousands of thrill-seekers race daily with the bulls along a 930-yard (850-metre) route from a holding pen to the city bull ring.

Irish Independent

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