An Australian has been gored twice by a fighting bull as thousands of thrill-seekers dashed alongside the beasts in the second bull-run of Pamplona’s San Fermin festival.
The San Fermin press office said the victim was a 27-year-old man identified only by his initials, T.L.O.
He was gored in the groin and the thigh in Pamplona’s bull ring at the end of the run on Wednesday and was treated by doctors on the scene before being taken to a city hospital.
His injuries were described as minor.
A Spaniard was hospitalised for rib injuries while a Frenchman was treated for multiple bruises but later released.
Two Americans and a Briton were gored and eight others injured in the first run on Tuesday.
The nationally televised 8am run sees people racing with six bulls and their guiding steer along a narrow 850-metre course from a holding pen to the city bull ring.
The bulls are then killed by professional matadors in bullfights each afternoon.
The nine-day fiesta in Pamplona, which features 24-hour street partying, was made famous in Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises and attracts thousands of foreign tourists.
Bull runs are a traditional part of summer festivals across Spain.
Dozens are injured each year, mostly in falls.
Two men died recently after being gored by bulls in Spanish festivals – one Saturday in the eastern town of Grao de Castellon and another June 24 in the southwestern town of Coria.
In all, 15 people have died from gorings in Pamplona since record-keeping began in 1924 for the San Fermin festival.