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Australian woman gored on final day of Spain's Pamplona bull run

Miura's fighting bulls during the last bull run of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain on Sunday, July 14, 2013. A 23-year-old Australian woman was gored in the chest on the final day of Spain's San Fermin week-long bull-running festi
Miura's fighting bulls during the last bull run of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain on Sunday, July 14, 2013. A 23-year-old Australian woman was gored in the chest on the final day of Spain's San Fermin week-long bull-running festival, where bulls chase people down the cobbled streets of Pamplona. -- PHOTO: AFP
Participants get trapped with Fuente Ymbro fighting bulls in a stampede at the entrance to the bull ring during the seventh running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona on July 13, 2013. A 23-year-old Australian woman was gored in the
Participants get trapped with Fuente Ymbro fighting bulls in a stampede at the entrance to the bull ring during the seventh running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona on July 13, 2013. A 23-year-old Australian woman was gored in the chest on the final day of Spain's San Fermin week-long bull-running festival, where bulls chase people down the cobbled streets of Pamplona. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Participants get trapped with Fuente Ymbro fighting bulls in an stampede at the entrance to the bull ring during the seventh running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona on July 13, 2013. A 23-year-old Australian woman was gored in the
Participants get trapped with Fuente Ymbro fighting bulls in an stampede at the entrance to the bull ring during the seventh running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona on July 13, 2013. A 23-year-old Australian woman was gored in the chest on the final day of Spain's San Fermin week-long bull-running festival, where bulls chase people down the cobbled streets of Pamplona. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A "Fuente Ymbror" fighting bull runs behind participants during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain on July 13, 2013. A 23-year-old Australian woman was gored in the chest on the final day of Spain's San Fermin wee
A "Fuente Ymbror" fighting bull runs behind participants during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain on July 13, 2013. A 23-year-old Australian woman was gored in the chest on the final day of Spain's San Fermin week-long bull-running festival, where bulls chase people down the cobbled streets of Pamplona. -- PHOTO: AP
Participants run in front of Miura's bulls during the last bull run of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, on Sunday, July 14, 2013. A 23-year-old Australian woman was gored in the chest on the final day of Spain's San Fermin week-lo
Participants run in front of Miura's bulls during the last bull run of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, on Sunday, July 14, 2013. A 23-year-old Australian woman was gored in the chest on the final day of Spain's San Fermin week-long bull-running festival, where bulls chase people down the cobbled streets of Pamplona. -- PHOTO: AFP
Participants wait for the start of the last bull run of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain on Sunday, July 14, 2013. A 23-year-old Australian woman was gored in the chest on the final day of Spain's San Fermin week-long bull-running
Participants wait for the start of the last bull run of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain on Sunday, July 14, 2013. A 23-year-old Australian woman was gored in the chest on the final day of Spain's San Fermin week-long bull-running festival, where bulls chase people down the cobbled streets of Pamplona. -- PHOTO: AFP

PAMPLONA, Spain (REUTERS) - A 23-year-old Australian woman was gored in the chest on the final day of Spain's San Fermin week-long bull-running festival, where bulls chase people down the cobbled streets of Pamplona.

The woman was taken to hospital for surgery and was in a serious condition, health officials said. Four more people injured in Sunday's bull run were taken to hospital but it was to soon to say how serious their injuries were, officials said.

The bull run dates back to the thirteenth century and was made famous internationally by Ernest Hemingway's novel "The Sun Also Rises". It attracts thousands of foreign visitors.

On Saturday, a 19-year-old Spaniard was left in a "very serious" condition after runners fell and piled up at the entrance to the bullring, where the run ends. Several people were trampled.

On Friday, three men were gored, including an American who had his spleen removed.