Monday, July 9, 2012

Pamplona Bull Running: Two Britons and an American have been gored

Two Britons and an American have been gored during the traditional running of the bulls in the Spanish city of Pamplona.

The three were injured as thousands of daredevils dashed through the streets ahead of six fighting bulls on the third day of the annual San Fermin festival.

Just before the bulls entered the city's bullring one bull - named Furgado, meaning Escapee - broke free from the pack and charged at them as they huddled on the ground next to a wooden fence, a Navarra government statement said.

Stick-wielding cowherds eventually lured the 550kg black bull away.

One Briton, aged 20, was gored in the right leg and the other, 29, in the left leg. The 39-year-old American was also gored in the right leg. All three were treated at the city's Navarra Hospital.

Four other people were treated for cuts and bruises sustained during the 849-metre course, which the bulls took three minutes, 37 seconds to complete. Read More