Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls Hurts Only Five

The second day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermín Festival in Pamplona, Spain, on Monday. (AP photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — The second day of bull runs at the San Fermín festival left five people injured, including one with a minor goring Monday, Spanish health officials said.

Two men and a woman were hospitalized with head injuries or severe bruises, said Tomás Belzunegui, a spokesman with the regional hospital in Pamplona.

Another runner was treated for bruises, and a fifth was gored in the back by a horn but didn’t need hospital treatment.

The six bulls from the Cebada Gago ranch, which is known for raising ferocious beasts, were surrounded by tame cattle for most of the 930-yard route to the bullring, leaving runners scrambling for limited space close to their horns.

The race lasted 2 minutes and 23 seconds. Eight bull runs are held in Pamplona every July.

The festival, which attracts annually around a million people to the northern city, was immortalized in the 1920s by American novelist and Literature Nobel Prize winner Ernest Hemingway, in his first major novel, “The Sun Also Rises.”

The San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, draws about 1 million visitors each year, and the locals were just as enthusiastic on Monday. (AP photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
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