Woman, 19, gored in the back on second day of Pamplona's bloody Running Of The Bulls festival

A 19-year-old woman was gored in the back on the second day of the Running Of The Bulls in Spain yesterday.

The Spanish teen suffered a gash after being charged by one of six beasts during the annual festival in Pamplona.

Her wounds didn't require hospital treatment – but two men and a woman were hospitalised with head injuries and severe bruises on Monday.

One suffered a blow to the head while another is thought to have broken his left shoulder, Spanish authorities reported.

Another received treatment for bruises, according to a spokesman for the regional hospital in the northern Spanish town.

Participants in the gruesome annual event run along a half-mile course through the ancient streets of Pamplona.

The six bulls in Monday's run – which lasted 2 minutes and 23 seconds – came from the Cebada Gago ranch, which is known for raising ferocious beasts.

They were surrounded by tame cattle for most of the 930-yard route to the bullring – leaving terrified runners scrambling for space to avoid their horns.

The festival kicked off on Saturday at midday with the traditional ‘chupinazo’.

Revellers wearing traditional red and white were soaked in sangria as the event got underway.


The eight morning runs, called encierros in Spanish, form the highlight of the festival.

Most revellers party all day with many getting little sleep before watching the 8am encierros behind the safety of wooden barriers.

Three people were injured on Sunday in the first of the bull runs.

One runner was gored in the left leg and another knocked unconscious after suffering head injuries.

Another man was seen being lifted up in the air and dumped on his backside after being surprised from behind by one of the half-tonne beasts.

Sixteen people have been killed at the annual festival since records began in 1910.

The event, which finishes on July 14 and attracts around a million visitors, was made famous by 1926 Ernest Hemingway novel The Sun Also Rises.

The most recent death was in 2009 when 27-year-old Daniel Jimeno, from Madrid, was gored in the neck by a bull called Capuchino.

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