German injured in Pamplona bull runs

12th July 2007, Comments 0 comments

12 July 2007, Pamplona, Spain (dpa) - At least nine bull runners were injured seriously Thursday on the sixth day of the annual bull runs in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona, hospital sources said.

12 July 2007

Pamplona, Spain (dpa) - At least nine bull runners were injured seriously Thursday on the sixth day of the annual bull runs in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona, hospital sources said.

Most of the nine were hospitalized for injuries caused by bulls' horns. They included citizens of Spain, Mexico, Germany, Norway, Poland and the United States. Some were in very serious condition.

Numerous people sustained less serious injuries. The bull run was unusually dangerous, because one of the bulls stopped running and started targeting individual runners, onlookers said.

The bull runs are celebrated annually in honour of Pamplona's patron Saint Fermin. They draw tens of thousands of visitors, many of whom come from abroad.

Half a dozen fighting bulls are let loose on the narrow streets of the city centre in the morning. They run to the bull ring, where they are killed in an evening bullfight.

Men known as mozos run alongside the bulls. Dozens of people are injured daily in the bull runs which have claimed 14 lives since 1924.

DPA

Subject: German news

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