Pamplona Bull Kills Man; First Fatality in 14 Years

By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2009 6:08 AM CDT
The fiesta, held since 1591, attracts tens of thousands of foreign visitors each year for nine days of revelry, morning bull-runs and afternoon bullfights.   (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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(Newser) – A man was gored to death during the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, today—the first fatality at the celebrated festival since 1995. The victim, believed to be British, was rushed to the hospital with injuries to his neck and lung, but doctors failed to resuscitate him. The bull that killed him also injured several others when it broke from the pack and ran back the wrong way, charging directly at the runners, says the Times of London.