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2 Americans gored as Spain’s running of the bulls begins

A Jandilla fighting bull (top left) and a steer (right) ran after revelers in Pamplona, Spain, on Tuesday during the annual running of the bulls.Andres Kudacki/Associated Press

PAMPLONA, Spain — Two Americans and a Briton were gored and eight others injured Tuesday as thousands of daredevils dashed alongside fighting bulls in the first bull-run of Pamplona’s San Fermin festival, organizers said

The San Fermin press office said a 38-year-old American identified only by his initials, M.W.O., was gored in the armpit. A 27-year-old Californian identified by the initials D.M.O. was also gored.

A 30-year-old Briton with the initials A.B.O. was gored in the perineum. None of the three was said to be in serious condition.

Three Americans were among the eight others injured, most with bruises sustained in falls and crowd crushes during the nationally televised run that lasted just over two minutes.


In all, 15 people have died from gorings in San Fermin since record-keeping began in 1924.