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

Local Expert Favors Net Neutrality

Fresh
Internet

UIS expert says those without "deep pockets" will have equal access to internet.

in Local

Rauner Holding Fast to Reallocation to Get Through Rest of the Fiscal Year

Fresh
rauner

The Governor holds General Assembly responsible for budget shortfalls.

in Local

Winter Weather Advisory Effective 6PM Saturday – 6PM Sunday

Fresh
snowplow

4 - 6 inches of snow expected in the area; snow emergency in effect at 7pm tonight in Springfield.

in Local

Snow Emergency Declared in Springfield; Salt Supplies Plentiful

snowplow

The City of Springfield has declared another snow emergency -- it's in effect from 7:00 Saturday night through 7:00 Monday night.

in Local

Quinn’s Back, Suggests Voters Have “Buyer’s Remorse” with Rauner

pat-quinn

Former Gov. Pat Quinn thinks Illinois may be feeling buyer’s remorse after hearing Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget plan.