At least 3 people gored as running of the bulls begins in Pamplona

On Sunday, as per the local authorities, in Pamplona Spain, at least 3 people were gored as the yearly running of the bulls began.

The Bull Run draws daredevils from all across the world to the San Fermin festival, which kicked off Saturday in northern Spain with parades, bullfights and music. 

In a statement, the Royal Navarre Hospital said that on Sunday, the first Bull Run or ‘encierro’ through Pamplona’s old quarter left six people injured and three who were gored. 

There were two Americans of the goring victims said by the hospital. One was a 23-year-old man from Kentucky and the other was a 46-year-old man from San Francisco. Moreover, the third victim was a 40-year-old man from La Rioja in northern Spain. According to the hospital 3 others suffered injuries from mild to serious. 

During San Fermin the centuries-old Bull Run tradition takes place every morning over eight days. Usually, it was used as a method of getting the bulls from the city suburbs to the bull ring.

According to the festival website, after beginning two rockets, the bulls charge after amateur daredevils numerous dressed in a traditional white outfit with dashes of red for 825 meters, which is the distance amid the corral and the bull ring. 

During the Bull Run, injuries are common which has remained a staple of San Fermin in spite of animal welfare concerns. Apart from this, nine people were injured in the first two days in the year 2018. 

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