Last Days of The San Fermín Festival!
Day six, a runner is seriously hurt when he gets a cornada in the back. Photo: El País/España.
Six more hurt in bull-run festival
A PACK of bulls injured six people yesterday in the latest run through crowded streets during Pamplona’s week long San Fermin Festival .
The run featured six massive miura bulls, traditionally the largest and fastest-running fighting bulls bred in Spain .
Many runners had to dive for cover as the herd approached during the 850m stretch from corral to bullring, some suffering crush injuries .
Doctor Ignacio Yurss of Navarra Hospital said six people were taken to Pamplona’s two hospitals . None were gored.
The last person to die from a goring was 22-year-old American Matthew Tassio in 1995.
The miuras taking part in the run weighed between 615kg and 700kg .
The festival in this ancient northern city dates back to the late 16th century . So far this year, about half a dozen runners have been gored, none seriously. Doctor Yurss said a 26-year-old Colombian man gored on Saturday was recovering well after surgery on two wounds in a buttock.
Fourteen runners have died in the running of the bulls since record- keeping began in 1924. — Sapa-AP
Spanish matador Juan Jose Padilla performs during a bullfight in Pamplona, northern Spain, at the San Fermin festivities on Saturday, July 13, 2008. The fiestas ‘Los San Fermines’ held since 1591, attracts tens of thousands of foreign visitors each year for nine days of revelry, morning bull-runs and afternoon bullfights. The San Fermin festival gained worldwide fame in Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel ‘The Sun Also Rises.’ (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa)
Runners fall in front of Nunez del Cuvillo ranch bulls during the last running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona July 14, 2008. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso (SPAIN)
Alsoi watch this dramatic San Fermin video from Reuters HERE.
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