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Breakaway bull gores two men in closing Pamplona run

Published on Jul 14, 2014 4:08 PM
 
An injured runner is chased by a Miura fighting bull at Estafeta corner during the eighth running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona on July 14, 2014. A bull gored two men after breaking away from the pack and chasing them through the streets of Pamplona in the closing run of the San Fermin festival on Monday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

PAMPLONA, Spain (REUTERS) - A bull gored two men after breaking away from the pack and chasing them through the streets of Pamplona in the closing run of the San Fermin festival on Monday.

For a week in July, hundreds of people dressed in white with red scarves join the daily "encierros" and are chased by bulls through the Spanish town's narrow streets and into the bull ring in a festival that has grown into a global tourist attraction.

Several men have already been gored by bulls during this year's festival but Monday's run, the eighth and last, was particularly brutal.

One of the six bulls broke away from the others and charged several runners, lifting two of them off the ground on its horns and ripping through their legs.

 
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