2 men gored while running with bulls at festival in Pamplona

PAMPLONA, Spain — The third bull run of Pamplona’s San Fermín Festival concluded on Saturday with the first impalings of the event of the year.

Two men were injured in the leg by a bull’s horn, Pamplona hospital spokeswoman Estrella Petrina said. A total of seven people had to be treated in hospital after the bull run on Saturday.

Thousands of runners, most of them wearing the traditional white shirt and pants with a red sash and bandana, ran away to avoid the charging animals. Many ended up on top of each other in the course’s narrow cobblestone streets.

Brought to the attention of the English-speaking world through Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises, the incredibly popular Pamplona Festival draws tens of thousands of visitors from around the world.

Eight people were impaled in 2019, the last festival before a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 1910, 16 people have died in the Pamplona bull races, the last in 2009.

The bull run on Saturday was the third of eight planned this year. There were no gorings for the first two days.

The collective adrenaline rush of running the bulls is followed by general hedonism with people drinking, eating, attending concerts and partying late into the night.

The six bulls that run each morning are killed later in the day in bullfights by professional bullfighters.

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Dustin Huang

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