Man gored to death at Pamplona bulls run

Author: Associated Press

The unidentified man was gored in the neck during a run today that was messy
and dangerous because of a rogue bull that separated from the pack.

Television showed a bull flipping a man dressed in white trousers and a green
shirt and then goring him as he lay curled on the ground while fellow
runners tried to distract the animal by pulling on its tail and hitting it
with sticks.

Fernando Boneta, emergency room chief at Navarra Hospital, said three other
people were also gored, and six others suffered bumps, bruises and other
lesser injuries.

The last fatal goring at the running of the bulls claimed the life of
22-year-old American Matthew Tassio in 1995.

The event was made famous by Ernest Hemingway’s novel The Sun Also Rises.
Hundreds of runners from around the world now participate in the week-long
fiesta, often drinking all night before the early morning run through the
streets in front of bulls rushing to the bull ring.

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