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3 Gored in Traditional Spanish Running of the Bulls - 2003-07-10


The fourth day of the traditional running of the bulls through the narrow streets of the Spanish city of Pamplona has left three people gored and nine others injured.

Officials say those gored were Pamplona natives. The others, including a 14-year-old American and an 18-year-old Italian were injured in falls or collisions.

Towards the end of Thursday's run, one of the six bulls separated from the others and started charging toward the crowd, before being coaxed into the bull ring.

The running of the bulls is a tradition of Pamplona's San Fermin Festival, dating back to the 16th century, when the best way to get bulls from outside the city to the bull ring was to herd them through the streets. Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises vividly portrayed the tradition.

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