Six foreigners, including three Americans, were among seven people gored in a hair-raising second running of the bulls Friday at Pamplona's San Fermin festival, the Navarra regional government said. A 58-year-old Spaniard identified only by the initials FLR, a 73-year-old South African man identified as MHO, and a Canadian aged 48 with the initials PCO were in serious condition after being gored, a government statement said. The regional government said one American, 55 and identified by the initials PGO, and another aged 23 years with the initials WRO, were gored but their injuries were reported to be less serious. A third, 46-year-old American with the initials JGO and an Indian aged 26, with the initials NSO, were also said to have suffered less serious goring injuries, the AP reports.
The regional government said nine others were also taken to city hospitals for other injuries suffered in the run. Several of the six bulls used in the run got separated from the pack moments into the 8am run and began charging whatever came in sight. One runner, American Cindi Campbell, had a close call when she fell as one of the bulls came behind her. One man tried to protect her on the ground while husband, Marshall Campbell, pulled the beast away by the horn. "This was my first and last time," said 53-year-old Campbell, an accountant from Cave Creek, Arizona, who only sprained her foot. She said she had watched her husband and friend running Thursday and thought the bulls would just pass her by. The first one did but a second made a go for her. "I'm lucky to be alive actually," she says. "I still say I'm glad I did it. Because if I hadn't done it I would regret it." (Read more Pamplona stories.)