Five people hospitalised at Pamplona bull running

Five people hospitalised at Pamplona bull running

FIVE people were hospitalised on the second day of the San Fermin bull running festival in Pamplona, Spain.

This brings the total injured up to 10 in the first two days. On Sunday five people were hospitalised after the first run – three Spanish men and two Americans. One was gored in the neck and two in the thigh. The other two had head injuries, according to the Royal Navarre Hospital. Forty-eight people were treated by the Red Cross, mainly for cuts and bruises.

Then this morning a 19-year-old woman had a narrow escape when she was gored in the back, but was not badly hurt. She was taken to hospital for treatment to cuts and bruises. One man suffered a dislocated shoulder and another took a bang to the head, with two more full of bruises. All five are expected to be released from hospital today.

It has also been reported that a man was gored in the back but refused hospital treatment.

Local people say that this injury list is a light one considering the bulls being run today were from the Cebada Gago ranch, which is known for the ferocity of its animals.

The animals covered the 900-metre route in two minutes and 23 seconds

There are six more bull runs due to take place through the rest of the week.

Since 1910, 16 people have been killed in the annual event. The most recent death was in 2009 when 27-year-old Daniel Jimeno, from Madrid, was gored in the neck.

Each year between 200 and 300 people are injured seriously enough to make it on to official statistics.

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