The annual running of the bulls in the Spanish city of Pamplona has suffered its first human fatality for six years. The San Fermines fiesta attracts devotees from all over the world. Today’s incident happened during the fourth run in this year’s event. Cameras captured the moment as 27-year-old Spaniard Daniel Jimeno Romero was gored as one of the bulls veered into a crowd. Emergency surgery at the scene failed to save him; at least nine other people were injured, three of them seriously including a 20-year-old Briton and a 24-year-old man from Argentina.
Romero is the fifteenth person to die since 1911, the first since 2003. The running of the bulls was made famous by Ernest Hemmingway in his novel The Sun Also Rises. Hundreds of runners participate, usually partying all night long before the early morning dash through the streets towards the bull ring.