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3 hurt, 1 seriously injured, in Pamplona bull run


PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) -- Three people were injured, one seriously, as thousands of daredevils raced alongside six fighting bulls in the second running of the bulls at Spain's world-famous San Fermin festival Tuesday.

No one was gored but a Navarra regional government statement said a 23-year-old man from Nottingham, England, was in serious condition with chest injuries and rib fractures sustained during the frenzied dash through the narrow winding streets of this northern city. He was identified only by his initials, T. H.

The government said a Japanese man and a Spaniard were also treated in hospital for light injuries.

One person was gored in the opening run Monday.

Dozens of people are injured each year in the 8 a.m. runs along a 930-yard (850-meter) course from a holding pen to Pamplona's bull ring. Most are hurt in falls.

Fifteen people have died from gorings since record-keeping began in 1924.

The nine-day street-partying festival was immortalized in Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises" and attracts thousands of foreign tourists.

Four Hospitalised in Annual Spanish Bull Run


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Rob & Kathy July 08 2014 at 12:04 PM

In the words of that great philosopher Forrest Gump; "Stupid is as stupid does".

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Kitty July 08 2014 at 12:11 PM

ONLY 15 people have died from gorings since record-keeping in 1924.....That is so sad! Wish there had been a lot more!!!

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Robert E Harris July 08 2014 at 12:06 PM

GO BULLS

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TEXVOODOO2 July 08 2014 at 12:04 PM

You mess with the bull you get the horn. Idiots.

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margretb47 TEXVOODOO2 July 08 2014 at 5:46 PM

Agree, They should outlaw this. Cruilty to animals is what this is. They are so stupid to do this . Animals defending them selfs is all .
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no1hounddog2u margretb47 July 08 2014 at 5:57 PM

I don't care how they kill them as long it's freshen on my plate by five

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trailrite July 08 2014 at 12:12 PM

Stupid and cruel!!! My vote is for the bull! He had no choice in attending it.

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Dad trailrite July 08 2014 at 10:07 PM

Sure he did. They compete for this from all over Spain. It's like a bovine Mr. America. You should see the talent contest.

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dan_crabtree July 08 2014 at 12:04 PM

good my hat is tipped to and for the bulls...fine job, but you misssed a few also..

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junglecruiser July 08 2014 at 12:09 PM

Good for the bulls, except all of them will be killed at the end of the day. Sometimes I'm ashamed to be a human.

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sunshineandrainbowz July 08 2014 at 12:04 PM

Dumbest event ever...

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tcoletto July 08 2014 at 12:08 PM

aka The Chasing Of The Stupid

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davefbbac July 08 2014 at 12:06 PM

Good....

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