Sunday 25 January 2015

Four hurt in annual bulls festival

Published 07/07/2014 | 09:09

Revellers run alongside bulls during the San Fermin festival in Pamplona
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.

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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