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One gored, five injured in Spain’s running of the bulls festival

Pamplona, Spain, Jul 12 (EFE).- One person was gored and five others injured during the sixth running of the bulls at Spain’s internationally-famous Sanfermines festival in the northern city of Pamplona on Tuesday.

The notoriously dangerous bulls from the Jandilla ranch, weighing over half a ton each, completed the run through the Old Town to the bullring in two minutes and 20 seconds.

Subdirector of hospitalizations and emergencies at the Hospital Universitario de Navarra said six people were injured in Tuesday’s bull run, including one who was gored in his right arm, although the patient did not suffer any damage to his nervous or vascular system.

Two of the participants had light injuries and were treated on the scene by medical staff.

Doctors are particularly concerned about one patient who has suffered injuries to the thorax and abdomen.

The bull-running festival in Pamplona, made famous to the English-speaking world by American author Ernest Hemingway, is interspersed with huge meals, copious amounts of wine and beer, parades, musical performances and general revelry spread out across the city, where the 200,000-strong population of Pamplona is joined by hundreds of thousands of visitors who flock there every year from across the globe.

Two more runs are scheduled until the hedonistic event comes to a close Thursday. EFE


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