Steering clear of raging bulls in Pamplona

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Runners going into a frenzy yesterday as they dodged raging bulls through cobbled streets during Spain’s Festival of San Fermin, undaunted by a goring incident a day earlier at the first running. The nine-day festival draws hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world to Pamplona in northern Spain to watch participants flee from bulls along an 875m-long course through narrow streets. It is held annually from July 6 to 14 in commemoration of the city’s patron saint. The first run began only on Saturday morning and already five were wounded, Red Cross officials said, adding that one of them was gored. Since 1910, 16 runners have died - the last one in 2009.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 09, 2018, with the headline 'Steering clear of raging bulls in Pamplona'. Print Edition | Subscribe