Wednesday 21 August 2019

Three people gored running with bulls at Pamplona festival

Jaime Alvarez from Santa Clara County, California, sits in a hospital in Pamplona, northern Spain, after being gored by a bull
(AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Jaime Alvarez from Santa Clara County, California, sits in a hospital in Pamplona, northern Spain, after being gored by a bull (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Revellers run next to fighting bulls from Cebada Gago ranch, during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain on Monday (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
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Five people have been injured during the second day of bull runs at the famous San Fermin festival in Spain.

Two men and a woman were taken to hospital with head injuries or severe bruises, according to a hospital spokesman in Pamplona.

Another runner was treated for bruises, and a fifth was gored in the back by a horn but did not need hospital treatment.

The six bulls from the Cebada Gago ranch, which is known for raising ferocious animals, were surrounded by tame cattle for most of the 930-yard route to the bullring, leaving runners scrambling for limited space close to their horns.

Revellers run next to fighting bulls from Cebada Gago ranch, during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain on Monday
(AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Revellers run next to fighting bulls from Cebada Gago ranch, during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain on Monday (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Eight bull runs are held in the northern city every July.

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