10 Jul '11, 4pm

Charging bulls injure 10 in Spanish fiesta

Charging bulls injure 10 in Spanish fiesta

PAMPLONA, Spain: Half-tonne fighting bulls trampled, dragged and knocked over runners on a breakneck bull-run in Spain's San Fermin festival Sunday, injuring at least 10 people, officials said. Thousands of thrill-seekers packed around six bulls and six steers racing and often skidding through the winding, cobbled streets of the northern Spanish city Pamplona. Revellers packed overhanging balconies as the beasts bolted 846.6 metres from a holding pen to the city's bull-fighting ring in a very quick two minutes 29 seconds. One runner wearing traditional white, with red handkerchief, sprinted ahead of a pack of three bulls but could not outrun them. Knocked over, trapped between two of the beasts, and then kicked by other passing bulls, he was dragged about the length of four bulls and left sprawling in the street. Another bull skidded on the cobbles and was hit by another b...

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