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5 hurt in latest Pamplona bull run

 Revelers are chased by Jandilla's ranch fighting bulls on the fourth day of the running of the bulls during the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, nort...
 Revelers run beside a Dolores Aguirre Ybarra  fighting bull, during the fifth day, at the San Fermin Fiesta in Pamplona, northern Spain, Saturday, Ju...
 Revelers run in front of Dolores Aguirre Ybarra  fighting bulls, as people watch from balconies,  during the fifth day, at San Fermin Fiestas in Pamp...

Spain Running of the Bulls

Revelers are chased by Jandilla's ranch fighting bulls on the fourth day of the running of the bulls during the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, nort...

Spain Running of the Bulls

Revelers run beside a Dolores Aguirre Ybarra fighting bull, during the fifth day, at the San Fermin Fiesta in Pamplona, northern Spain, Saturday, Ju...

Spain Running of the Bulls

Revelers run in front of Dolores Aguirre Ybarra fighting bulls, as people watch from balconies, during the fifth day, at San Fermin Fiestas in Pamp...

A packed running of the bulls swollen by weekend crowds at the San Fermin festival left five people with minor injuries but no one was gored on Saturday, the day after the first fatality for 14 years.
One man had a lucky escape when he confronted a lone bull that had broken away from the pack after a fall but he was only rolled around the ground and not caught by its horns.
The fifth bull run in the eight-day San Fermin feast took place the day after a 27-year-old man was gored to death, the first since 1995.
Virgen del Camino Hospital spokesman Dr. Fernando Boneta said five people suffered head injuries and were admitted for medical treatment but none was seriously hurt.
One man was hit hard on the chin and knocked unconscious by a calf inside the bullring after the running of the bulls had finished.
The bulls Saturday belonged to breeder Dolores Aguirre, famed for producing hefty, strong animals. The largest of the six animals weighed in at 1,378 pounds (625 kilograms).
The runs start at an overnight enclosure half a mile (850 meters) away from the city's bullring where the animals face matadors and almost certain death each afternoon of this ancient fiesta.
The pack races along the often damp cobblestone course accompanied by six steers, each with a large clanking bell around its neck, whose function is to try to keep the group trotting together.
The greatest danger happens when the pack splits up, leaving bulls disoriented and irritated by crowds composed of thousands of adrenaline-charged _ and often alcohol-fueled _ thrill seekers.
Despite the large number of runners and the separation of one bull from the pack, all of Aguirre's animals entered the ring in 2 minutes 52 seconds, a reasonably fast time.
"I noticed the streets were swollen by a lot of runners," said Jaime de Vargas, who had dedicated his run to fellow bull aficionado and friend Daniel Jimeno Romero who died Friday.
Boneta said all of those injured in Friday's event, including a 61-year-old American who was struck in the chest and had internal bleeding in his lungs, were doing well in hospital.


Updated : 2021-10-18 17:44 GMT+08:00