World news

Six injured on sixth day of bull running in Pamplona

A bull jumps over revellers on the ground of the bullring at the San Fermin Festival in Pamploma, Spain
PICTURE: Alvaro Barrientos/AP

Six people have been treated for injuries but no-one was gored in the sixth running of the bulls at Pamplona’s San Fermin festival, officials said.
Navarra Hospital doctor Jon Arizeta said five people sustained contusions and one had a head injury.
Yesterday’s run along the 930-yard cobbled-street course to the bullring lasted two minutes, 16 seconds, one of the fastest so far.
Four Americans and a Spaniard have been gored since the runs started on Friday. Most people are injured in falls or by being trampled on by bulls.
In the runs, hundreds of people test their courage and speed by dashing with six fighting bulls.
The nine-day fiesta became world famous with Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises.
One runner had a close shave when a charging bull hooked a horn under his armpit and knocked him to the ground.

Enjoy reading the Irish News?

Subscribe from just £1 for the first month to get full access

World news

Today's horoscope


See a different horoscope: