News

4 hospitalized during Spain’s ‘running of the bulls’

4 hospitalized during Spain’s ‘running of the bulls’

BULLS:A runner falls in front of a Torrestrella fighting bull at the Estafeta corner during the first running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona July 7. Photo: Reuters/Vincent West

PAMPLONA Spain (Reuters) – Four people were hospitalized on Monday on the first day of Spain’s San Fermin bull run, a daily race through the narrow, cobbled streets of Pamplona that forms part of the northern city’s week-long festival.

One runner was gored in the thigh while the other three suffered fractures during the race against five bulls which lasted 2 minutes and 25 seconds, according to the Red Cross.

The bull run at San Fermin – made famous by Ernest Hemingway in his novel “The Sun Also Rises” – is one of hundreds in Spain every year and attracts large numbers of foreign visitors.

Runners dress in white with red neckerchiefs and many spectators stay up drinking all night in bars beforehand.

The Pamplona run takes place at 8 a.m. (2 a.m. EDT) every morning for one week in July.

(Reporting by Vincent West; Writing by Paul Day, editing by John Stonestreet)

Recent Headlines

in Local

Manar: Budget Unlikely by May 31

Fresh
state_capitol_4

"Cutting vital services, banking $2.2 billion of... just... fictional pension savings that aren't going to occur, we're going to claim to be balanced?"

in Local

Illinois Bill Penalizes for Leaving Pets in Extreme Weather

cat

Offenders could face up to a year in jail and fines of up to $2,500.

in Local

Mt. Zion High School to Randomly Drug Test Some Students

Updated
drugtest

Students will be randomly selected for urinalysis tests to detect alcohol or marijuana, among other drugs.

in Local

Measure Banning Electronic Cigarettes for Minors Passes Legislature

HEALTHY SMOKING

Vaping's not for kids. At least, that's what Illinois lawmakers say.

in Local

Lawmakers Could Consider “Turnaround Agenda” Items Wednesday

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his inauguration address Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Ill., after being sworn in as Illinois' 42nd governor.

Proposals addressing workers compensation, changes to the civil legal system and a freeze on properties taxes are on the agenda today in Senate committees.