Three runners with bulls gored Friday
PAMPLONA, Spain — Two Americans and a Spaniard were gored Friday during the first running of the bulls of this year’s San Fermin festival, medical officials in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona said.
A 46-year-old Spanish man was undergoing surgery for serious head and leg injuries after he was gored and then tossed by a bull.
Hospital officials said the Americans had been gored as well during the run, but their injuries — in the abdomen for a 35-year-old man and in the scrotum for a 29-year-old — weren’t considered serious.
More runners were treated on the spot for bruises, a Red Cross spokesman said, as two of the animals separated from the other four in the pack on their way to Pamplona’s bullring.
Spanish bullfighter Javier Jimenez performs Friday during the San Fermin festival in Pamplona.