Five more hurt at Running of the Bulls festival
13 July 2006, PAMPLONA— Five more people were injured at the San Fermin Running of the Bulls festival on Thursday.
13 July 2006
PAMPLONA— Five more people were injured at the San Fermin Running of the Bulls festival on Thursday.
One man was gored and two people suffered head injuries from falls.
Iker Pellicer Gonzalez, 27, from Pamplona, was gored in the buttocks 30 seconds into the run when he slipped.
Two other men suffered head injuries in falls, another had chest injuries and a fifth had a fractured wrist.
Several hundred people took part in the event.
Runners, who wear white shirts and trousers, and red handkerchiefs round their necks, run through the streets in front of the bulls.
The bulls are then fought by professional matadors.
Famous for its all-night street parties, the festival in Pamplona, dates from the 16th century.
It was made famous by Ernest Hemingway's novel The Sun Also Rises.
The final bull run this year is on Friday.
Since record-keeping began in 1924, 13 people have been killed during the runs.
The worst injury so far this year occurred last Friday on the opening day when an American man was left partially paralyzed in a separate event after the run.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news