Monday, July 11, 2005

Four runners gored at Spain bull run

Charging bulls tossed, gored and terrified human daredevils Monday as this year's San Fermin festival served up its longest and most dangerous run yet, with four people gored.Seven other people were hospitalized for treatment of bumps, bruises and head injuries, officials said.
The pack of six 1,300-pound bulls and six steers — meant to keep the bulls running in a safe pack — disintegrated shortly after the animals set off on the mad dash through the cobblestone streets of Pamplona in the fifth of eight planned runs.One stray bull turned around and ran the wrong way. Cowherds with long sticks smacked it in the rump to save runners scurrying for safety and get the animal pointed in the right direction.


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