Pamplona (Spain): In the second bull-run of
Pamplona’s San Fermin festival, one person was being gored twice by a fighting bull while two people were succumbed to severe injuries.
Thousands of thrill-seekers are reported to have dashed alongside the fighting venue.
According to the San Fermin press office, the victim was gored in the leg and back from the Pamplona’s bull ring at the end of the run and was treated by doctors on the scene before being taken to a city hospital.
Details of his condition or identity were not immediately released.
As per the Navarra Hospital statement, one Spaniard was hospitalized for injuries to the ribs while a Frenchman treated for multiple injuries.
They are said to have released later. No one was gored in the run which lasted for two minutes and fourteen seconds.
Two Americans and a Briton were gored while eight others injured in the first run. All but two Americans were released on the same day. One American called Mike Webster is said to be still in the hospital.
The 38-year-old occupational therapist from Gainesville, Florida, was gored in the armpit as he joined the bull-run in Pamplona for the 38th time in 11 years.
He said that he hadn’t decided whether he could run again.
The other was identified only by his initials, R.H.O. He is a 25-year-old youth from Tempe, Arizona who had been suffered from
The nationally televised racing event was started with six bulls. Each and every bulls were later killed by professional matadors in bullfights during afternoon.
The nine-day fiesta in Pamplona, which features 24-hour street partying, generally attracts thousands of foreign tourists.
The bull run feast was also popularly mentioned in Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel “The Sun Also Rises”
Bull runs are a traditional part of summer festivals across Spain. Dozens are injured each year, mostly during falls.
Two men were died recently after being gored by bulls in Spanish festivals. Altogether, 15 people have been died from gorings in Pamplona since record-keeping began in 1924 for the San Fermin festival.
Video on the bull run fiesta in Spain