Three men gored in opening run at Spain's Pamplona


PAMPLONA, Spain (Reuters) - Three men were gored during the opening run of Pamplona's bull-running festival, the Red Cross said on Friday, with one other reported injury during the 875-metre run through the northern Spanish city.

One of the men was caught by a bull's horns in the thorax and one in the scrotum, the Red Cross said. All three were taken to hospital for treatment.

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A runner falls under Cebada Gago bulls during the first running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 7, 2017. REUTERS/Joseba Etxaburu
Revellers cool off with water thrown from a balcony during the start of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso
A reveller drinks from a shoe during the start of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso
Revellers raise their hands as the municipal band plays at the town square during the start of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso
A reveller sleeps it off following the Chupinazo, the official start of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Vincent West
Revellers hold up traditional red scarves during the start of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Susana Vera
Revellers hold up red scarves during the Chupinazo, the official start of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Vincent West
Revellers cool off with water thrown from a balcony during the start of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Susana Vera
A reveller cools off with water thrown from a balcony during the start of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso
A street vendor wears hats in traditional festival colours on the first day of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Vincent West
Revellers cool off with water thrown from a balcony during the start of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Susana Vera
Revellers hold an "Ikurrina" (Basque flag) during the start of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Susana Vera
Revellers hold up traditional red scarves during the start of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Susana Vera
A reveller sleeps on the street after the first run of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, on July 7, 2017. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso
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Two of those gored were from the United States, aged 29 and 35, while the other was a 46-year-old from Navarra in Spain. A man from Ireland, 39, was also hurt.

The sprint, which typically attracts about 2,000 runners, lasts just under three minutes as participants dressed in white and wearing red neck scarves run from a dozen bulls.

The animals were from cattle breeder Cebada Gago in Andalucia, renowned for rearing dangerous bulls responsible for the most injuries in the history of the week-long San Fermin festival.

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