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Bulls gore two in Spain's San Fermin festival, but runners remain hooked

Published on Jul 10, 2014 6:26 PM
 

PAMPLONA (AFP) - Half-tonne fighting bulls gored two men and sent another five to hospital Thursday as they thundered down narrow, dew-slicked streets packed with thrill seekers in Spain's northern city of Pamplona.

Right at the start of the panicky, early morning bull run in Spain's San Fermin festival, one black bull ran ahead of the rest of the pack of six fighting bulls and six steers from the Garcigrande ranch.

The huge black bull flipped one runner high into the air and then careened into a pack of runners cowering on the pavement, toppling them over.

The two goring victims, both from the local Navarra region - a 46-year-old man pierced in the right thigh and a 34-year-old man speared in the left thigh - were taken to hospital for treatment, organisers said.

Participants run in front of Garcigrande's bulls during the fourth bull-run of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, on July 10, 2014. Half-tonne fighting bulls gored two men and sent another five to hospital Thursday as they thundered down narrow, dew-slicked streets packed with thrill seekers in Spain's northern city of Pamplona. -- PHOTO: AFP 
 
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