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Pamplona bull run: Three gored during San Fermin festival in Spain

Festival will feature bull runnings each morning through the week

Clark Mindock
New York
Monday 08 July 2019 07:44 BST
Pamplona bull running festival leaves two gored and five injured

Three people have been gored at the annual bull running festival in Pamplona, Spain.

Officials say a Spaniard aged 43 and two Americans, aged 23 and 46, were injured during the San Fermin festival in the Navarre province in northern Spain.

The 46-year-old required surgery after being gored in the neck, AP reported.

At least two others were taken to hospital for injuries to the head sustained during the annual run, and a total of 48 people were treated by the Red Cross at the scene.

The annual bull running has claimed at least 16 lives since 1910, when records of the deaths first began.

The last person to die was Daniel Jimeno Romero, who died in 2009.

The festival sees daily bull runnings, with participants dressing up in mostly white and red and dashing down the 850 metre course.

Six bulls are released each day, and will be released until Sunday.

The bulls are later showcased during public bullfighting events.

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