Seven injured in opening bull run

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Published: Tuesday 7th July 2015 by The News Editor

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One person was gored and six others injured as thousands of daredevils tested their bravery and speed by dashing alongside fighting bulls through the streets of this northern Spanish city on the first bull-run of Pamplona’s San Fermin festival, Spain’s Red Cross said.

Spokesman Jose Aldaba said seven people were taken to a city hospital for injuries suffered in the 8am run today. One was gored in the armpit.

There were no immediate details on their identities.

The run sees people dashing with six bulls along a narrow 930-yard course from a holding pen to the city bull ring.

It lasted just over two minutes.

The nine-day fiesta was made world famous in Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises and attracts thousands of foreign tourists.

Published: Tuesday 7th July 2015 by The News Editor

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