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Friday 29 August 2014

Four hurt in annual bulls festival

Published 07/07/2014 | 09:09

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Revellers run alongside bulls during the San Fermin festival in Pamplona

One person was gored as thousands of thrill-seekers tested their bravery by dashing alongside fighting bulls through the streets of Pamplona on the first day of the annual San Fermin festival.

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Red Cross spokesman Jose Aldaba said four people were taken to a city hospital for injuries sustained in the first bull run this morning. One was gored in the thigh.

The run sees people dashing with the bulls along a narrow 930-yard (850-meter) course from a holding pen to the city bull ring.

It lasted just over two minutes.

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

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