A northern Kentucky man is one of five people hospitalized after this year's running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. A 23-year-old American and a 40-year-old Spanish man were both gored in the thigh.
A 46-year-old man from California was gored in the neck and required surgery. Six bulls run every morning, before being killed in the afternoon bullfights. Ahead of them are the runners, who try to stay close to the bulls without falling over or being gored.
The festival, which attracts annually around a million people to the northern city, was immortalised in the 1920s by American novelist and Literature Nobel Prize victor Ernest Hemingway.
Revellers run after the Puerto de San Lorenzo's fighting bulls at the entrance to the bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls festival on July 07, 2019 in Pamplona, Spain.
The bulls in the inaugural run featured bulls from the Puerto de San Lorenzo cattle breeder, who supplied the bulls past year, resulting in one goring.More news: Kane Williamson only Kiwi in World Cup's 'team of the group stage'
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One of them stumbled toward the end, causing panic and at least one goring when it charged at some racers.
The local Red Cross said its emergency personnel had attended to an additional 48 people for minor injuries, including two who had been trampled by the racing bulls.
The Pamplona city council said this was part of their "commitment to continue working for a festival in which men and women can freely and safely enjoy themselves".
"After launching two rockets, the bulls charge behind amateur daredevils - many dressed in traditional white attire with dashes of red - for 825 meters, which is the distance between the corral and the bull ring", the festival's website said.