Bull Disaster Hits Spain
(RepublicanNews.org) – Pamplona, Spain, typically hosts the famous “Running of the Bulls” during its San Fermin Festival, which usually takes place sometime in early July. Officials were forced to place the event on hiatus in 2020 and 2021 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The iconic celebration is finally back in action, and reports of injuries are already pouring in.
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Bulls gored three people and injured three others during the festival’s early days. One animal stabbed a 25-year-old American from Sunrise, Florida, in the calf, while a second and third injured two Spanish citizens in the street and the bullfighting ring, respectively. None of the victims were listed in serious condition as of the time this article was written.
The Running of the Bulls lasts around three minutes and ends in Pamplona’s bullring, where expert fighters kill the animals. Hundreds of people — mostly men — run alongside and with the bulls as they make their way toward the facility.
The run itself takes place in the morning, kicking the day off with a rush of adrenaline. But that’s far from where the festivities end. Locals and tourists alike party throughout the rest of the day and night afterward.
Injuries during the San Fermin Festival aren’t at all uncommon. In fact, bulls gored another eight people in 2019. Despite that, fatalities are much more unlikely; just 16 people have died as a result of the event since 1910. The most recent loss of life dates back to 2009.
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