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Three riders were looted by bulls in Spain, including one American.
The injuries occurred on Monday, July 11, during the fifth bull run at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona – a city in Northern Spainaccording to the Associated Press.
Each year, bull participants run alongside the horned cattle as they guide the animals through the city streets to the city’s bullring.
So far, the three events are the first of the 2022 festival, which kicked off on Wednesday, July 6.
There are three more climbs scheduled this week so Festival closing The Associated Press reported Thursday, July 14.
A man was reportedly gored on a bull while running in the street and the other two were butted Inside the bullring At the end of the race, according to Jose Aldaba, a worker for the Spanish Red Cross who spoke with Spanish national television shortly after the event.
An American man, identified by his initials MT, was one of the festival’s victims, according to the New York Post.
Local officials reportedly said MT is 25 years old, and he is from Sunshine, Florida.
the other two Victims who were butted He is 29 years old from Spain.
Three others were also injured during the running of the bulls, but only bruised, a Red Cross spokesperson told the Associated Press.
None of the injuries are believed to be serious.
Reportedly, the three-minute bull run has lapsed and involved six bulls Hundreds of human runners.
The annual Saint Fermín Festival aims to honor Pamplona’s patron saint, Saint Fermín, who is said to have lived in the 3rd century.
according to local legendsSt. Fermin was persecuted for his faith and killed when his captors tied him to a bull. The animal reportedly dragged him to death.
The traditions of bull-racing in Spain, which originally had no connection with the Saint Fermin Festival, began in the 13th century. Over time, the two events have converged, according to the festival’s website.
The week-long bull run, which usually runs from July 7 to July 14, is now known as the Saint Fermín Encierro – Saint Fermín Running of the Bulls.
Crowds gathered for this year’s boarding race after the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) forced organizers to cancel the event in 2020 and 2021.
Records dating back to 1910 show that dozens of people were butted While participating in the Pamplona bull run, 16 people lost their lives while running. According to reports, the last death occurred in 2009.