Day 6 of running of the bulls: 6 hurt, none gored

Six people were injured Thursday but none gored in the sixth day of the running of the bulls in Pamplona.

Navarra Hospital said three people suffered head injuries, while three others suffered injuries to the face, back or a dislocated shoulder. None were seriously hurt.

The run was fast, as several of this year's have been.

It lasted just over two minutes as thousands of daredevils sprinted along the cobblestone streets of this northern city with six fighting bulls, trying to keep with them for a few thrilling seconds.

At a sharp curve toward the end of the route, some of the bulls slipped and slammed into a wall and a pileup of fallen runners formed. But no one was gored there or at any other point. The bulls run with steers that are supposed to keep them in a pack.

Two more runs remain in this festival that gained international fame with Ernest Hemingway's novel "The Sun Also Rises."

This year there have been no serious gorings reported.

Fifteen people have died in the running of the bulls since record-keeping began in 1924. The last person killed was a young Spaniard, in 2009. He was gored in the neck and died quickly.


Woolls reported from Madrid.