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One gored among seven hurt on fifth day of Pamplona bull-running

One gored among seven hurt on fifth day of Pamplona bull-running
Revellers sprint near bulls and steers during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, July 11, 2019. REUTERS/Susana Vera -
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PAMPLONA, Spain (Reuters) – At least seven runners were hurt, with one gored in the arm, on the fifth day of the week-long San Fermin bull-running festival in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona, according to the Red Cross on Thursday.

On each morning of the centuries-old festival, over a thousand people, many wearing traditional white shirts with red scarves, line the narrow streets at 8 a.m. (0600 GMT) to run from half a dozen specially bred bulls heading for the bull ring, where the animals are killed later in the day.

The route runs for 875 m (950 yards) through Pamplona’s medieval streets, though most runners will sprint little more than 40 metres before being overtaken by the stampeding herd.

On Thursday, bulls bred at the Victoriano del Rio ranch in Guadalix, outside Madrid, were used in the run, which lasted just over two minutes.

(Reporting by Susana Vera; Writing by Paul Day; Editing by Emma Pinedo)

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