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Three people injured at running of bulls at San Fermin festival

Published 08/07/2014 | 13:17

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Revelers are chased by Dolores Aguirre's ranch fighting bulls during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Revelers are chased by Dolores Aguirre's ranch fighting bulls during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Tuesday, July 8, 2014
A reveler is pushes by a cow on the bull ring, at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Tuesday, July 8, 2014
A reveler is pushes by a cow on the bull ring, at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Tuesday, July 8, 2014
A Dolores Aguirre fighting bull falls at the Estafeta corner, during the second running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona July 8, 2014
A Dolores Aguirre fighting bull falls at the Estafeta corner, during the second running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona July 8, 2014

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

Revelers are chased by Dolores Aguirre's ranch fighting bulls during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Revelers are chased by Dolores Aguirre's ranch fighting bulls during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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.

A reveler is hit by a cow on the bull ring, at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Tuesday, July 8, 2014
A reveler is hit by a cow on the bull ring, at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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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