Three hurt on last day of San Fermin

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14 July 2004, PAMPLONA — Three more people were injured during the final day of the "running of the bulls" festival Wednesday, hospital officials said.

14 July 2004

PAMPLONA — Three more people were injured during the final day of the "running of the bulls" festival Wednesday, hospital officials said.

The latest injuries included a man who was gored in the back as hundreds of runners revelled in the final day of celebrations.

None of the injuries were life-threatening.

Participants were later set to gather in the town square for a final round of singing, drinking and dancing, culminating in a promise to do it all again next year.

The stampede through the narrow streets Monday, in contrast, was far more violent with 18 people injured, of whom eight were gored.

The daily 825-metre run by the bulls through the crowded streets terminates at the city's arena, where the animals then take part in the traditional sport of bullfighting.

The festival also features concerts and round-the-clock drinking.

The event, which regularly draws protests from animal rights groups, has resulted in 14 deaths of spectators since records began in 1911.

Nobody has been killed during this year's event.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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