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1 gored, 5 injured in race with bulls at Pamplona festival

1 gored, 5 injured in race with bulls at Pamplona festival Photo: AP.

July 12, 2019 04:22 AM

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — A man was gored and five other people injured in the sixth bull run of the 2019 San Fermin festival Friday, officials in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona said.

Regional hospital spokesman Tomás Belzunegui said the man was gored in his left leg early in the run as one bull fell behind the pack and ran close to the side of the street, pinning runners to a wall.

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Another patient had a badly bruised chest, while others had cuts and bruises, Belzunegui said.

The dash with six bulls along cobbled streets to Pamplona's bullring Friday lasted 2 minutes and 18 seconds. Several bulls and dozens of runners slipped and fell on the 930-yard (850-meter) course, making the fast race particularly hazardous.

Four people — two Americans and two Spaniards — had previously been gored since the daily races started Sunday.

The nine-day San Fermin fiesta draws thousands of revelers each year from around the world. Mostly wearing white with a red sash, they test their courage by running alongside and in front of six fighting bulls that are let loose through the city streets early in the morning.

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