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As the Bulls Run, Another Kind of Violence in Pamplona: Rape

At least 15 reports of sexual violence so far at this year's San Fermin fest

(Newser) - Bulls goring humans in Pamplona isn't the only form of violence making headlines at this year's San Fermin festival. At least 15 cases of sexual assault, including four rapes and one attempted rape, and 15 arrests have been reported since the festival started July 6, drawing attention... More »

7 Gored During Pamplona's Running of the Bulls

3 Americans among the injured

(Newser) - 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... More »

American Gored Horrifically in Bullfighting Festival

Surgeon: 'Biggest goring wound I've ever had to operate on'

(Newser) - Running bulls and thousands of inebriated tourists: Once again, not a particularly wise combination, and the latest victim is a 20-year-old man from Georgia who has what his Spanish surgeon calls "the biggest goring wound I've ever had to operate on." Benjamin Miller underwent three hours of... More »

Pamplona Cops: Do Not Stop for Selfies With Bulls

'Idiot with mobile' faces $4.1K fine

(Newser) - While putting yourself in the way of stampeding bulls is considered a matter of personal choice at Pamplona's annual festival, authorities say slowing down for a selfie while doing so is just plain stupid. A runner who was filmed trying to get a photo of himself inches ahead of... More »

Author on How Not to Get Gored by Bulls ... Is Gored by Bull

American seriously injured at Pamplona fest says he’ll do the run again

(Newser) - Bill Hillmann had one job at Pamplona, and it’s a job that in theory he should’ve nailed. The Chicago resident, 32, was seriously injured this morning at Spain’s weeklong “running of the bulls” after he tripped and was gored in the right thigh by one of... More »

Running of the Bulls Coming to US

Organizers say it will be safer, but the Humane Society is not happy

(Newser) - Americans will no longer have to travel to Spain to get trampled on by hordes of running bulls. The Great Bull Run, a new US-based event, will allow thrillseekers to experience Pamplona's favorite pastime stateside, reports the AP . The first run will be held near Richmond, Virginia, on August... More »

Pamplona: Woman Gored, in 'Very Grave' Condition

Australian woman among 5 hospitalized in final day of bull run

(Newser) - The final day of Spain's running of the bulls has, not exactly surprisingly, ended in even more injuries. Most seriously: a 23-year-old Australian woman is in "very grave" condition in hospital after being gored in the back by a huge Miura bull outside the bull ring entrance, the... More »

23 Hurt in Bloody Pamplona Pileup

But no fatalities as human-bull melee happens outside bull ring

(Newser) - This morning marked the penultimate running of the bulls in Spain's storied San Fermin Festival, and it turned bloody quickly, with 23 revelers in Pamplona injured in a pileup of bulls and humans outside the bull ring. As the AP reports, dozens of falling runners clogged the ring's... More »

4 Hurt as Pamplona Kicks Off

No one gets gored, but there's still plenty of time

(Newser) - Spain's annual running of the drunken thrillseekers, er, bulls, kicked off today, as thousands crowded the storied streets of Pamplona to test their mettle against the beasts. The end result was four injuries (one American, one Aussie, one Brit, and one native of Pamplona, for those keeping score at... More »

3 Gored at Running of the Bulls

None seriously injured

(Newser) - The third bull run of the San Fermin festival saw three runners gored, two Brits and one American. All were gored in the leg and none was seriously injured, the AP reports. Thousands ran ahead of the six bulls in Pamplona today for about three minutes over the 2,785-foot... More »

2 Gored by Bulls in Pamplona

Bulls managed to claim a few victims during fastest run yet

(Newser) - Six races down, two to go, and score another one for Pamplona's famed bulls. Two people were gored in today's 8am run, the fastest yet, notes the AP . One person sustained a horn injury to the back, another was wounded in the shoulder, and at least two other... More »

Bulls Injure 10 at Pamplona

But everybody lives to tell the tale of Spain's running of the bulls

(Newser) - If racing down narrow, cobbled streets with the hangover of your life and a raging half-ton beast on your heels sounds like your version of a good time, well, get thee to northern Spain. The biggest day of Pamplona—Spain's storied running of the bulls—was today, and miraculously,... More »

Bull Charges the Stands, Injures 40

Rampage in same region of Spain that hosts Running of the Bulls

(Newser) - A bull leapt into the stands at a bull ring in Spain yesterday, tearing through the crowd and injuring 40 people. He was eventually subdued and killed with the help of an ex-bull fighter who happened to be in the stands, the New York Times reports. While most of the... More »

Pamplona Bull Kills Man; First Fatality in 14 Years

(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... More »

Dow Who? Pamplona's Bulls Still Charging

(Newser) - Thousands of daredevil tourists have descended on Pamplona, Spain, for the annual running of the bulls that began today. Four were injured on the first day, including one American, though nobody was gored. As Time reports, sprinting ahead of six half-ton angry bulls is pretty dangerous, but many injuries result... More »

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