Two gored on fourth day of Pamplona bull-run festival

Pair seriously injured day after bullfighter and 65-year-old man killed in festival

Revellers run beside Pedraza de Yeltes’s fighting bulls  during the fourth running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, Spain: two were gored on Sunday. Photograph:  Alvaro Barrientos/AP

Revellers run beside Pedraza de Yeltes’s fighting bulls during the fourth running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, Spain: two were gored on Sunday. Photograph: Alvaro Barrientos/AP

 

Two people were gored on Sunday on the fourth day of the San Fermin festival in northern Spain, where bulls chase red-scarved runners through the streets of Pamplona.

A man also died after being injured in a local bull-run the night before, the same day as a bullfighter and another man participating in a village event were killed in two of the many summer festivals in Spain.

San Fermin is the most famous of the festivals, attracting thousands of revellers who visit from around the world to witness the bull runs spread over eight days along an 825-metre route through Pamplona’s old town.

The two men were gored in the neck and chest respectively, the festival’s organisers said on their Twitter account. Three others suffered trauma-related injuries.

Authorities said on Sunday that a 65-year-old man had died in a bull-run the previous night in the small town of Fuentesauco close to the university city of Salamanca.

The man was pronounced dead in hospital after the bull’s horn pierced his chest three times when it caught him in a blind alley, a local newspaper, La Opinion de Zamora, said.

– (Reuters)