Gored in the groin and thigh a 27-year-old Australian man was the victim of an enraged bull during this year’s second bull run of Pamplona’s nine-day festival in Spain.
While he survived the ordeal and was treated on the scene before being admitted to hospital he is said to have suffered only minor injuries.
Six half-ton fighting bulls were let loose in the narrow streets of the northern Spanish city for the festival’s first run, which was described as quick and dangerous. Eleven people in total were injured in the two minutes and 23 seconds it took for the bulls to barrel down the 850-metre route from the holding pen to the city bullring.
In the first run, two Americans and a Briton were gored. None of the injuries were considered to be life-threatening.
Eight other men, including three Americans, were treated in hospital for bruises and scrapes suffered in falls in the first run.
The United States, Australia, New Zealand and Britain accounted for the greatest number of foreign bull run participants.