Three injured as bull run draws to close

13th July 2004, Comments 0 comments

13 July 2004, PAMPLONA — Three people were injured during the penultimate round of Pamplona's annual "running of the bulls" festival on Tuesday, hospital officials said.

13 July 2004

PAMPLONA — Three people were injured during the penultimate round of Pamplona's annual "running of the bulls" festival on Tuesday, hospital officials said.

The run, which caused no life-threatening injuries, was considerably less violent than the Monday's nerve-rattling stampede through the narrow streets, in which 18 people were injured, of whom eight were gored.

The nine-day event, known as the San Fermin fiesta, ends on Wednesday.

The daily 825-metre (half-mile) stampede 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 so far been killed during this year's event.
  
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

 

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