Five injured during the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain

Five people have been injured at the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.

At least one of the wounded was gored by a bull’s horns, according to medical officials.

Ambulances were required to take the injured to a nearby hospital, just moments after the race in the northern Spanish city began early on Saturday.

A wild cow leaps over revellers following the first running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, July 7, 2018 (REUTERS)
A wild cow leaps over revellers following the first running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, July 7, 2018 (REUTERS)

Rainfall before the race left the narrow cobbled streets more slippery than usual, and many runners were trampled while corralling the massive animals into Pamplona’s bullring, as they completed the 930-yard course in just over two minutes.

Saturday’s bulls each weighed between 1,100lb and 1,400lb.

The annual nine-day San Fermin festival was popularised by US novelist Ernest Hemingway.

A fighting bull from the ranch of Puerto de San Lorenzo stampedes around a corner in the first ‘encierro’ or running-with-the-bulls during the Festival of San Fermin 2018 in Pamplona, Spain (EPA)
A fighting bull from the ranch of Puerto de San Lorenzo stampedes around a corner in the first ‘encierro’ or running-with-the-bulls during the Festival of San Fermin 2018 in Pamplona, Spain (EPA)
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