Minor injuries, no gorings at San Fermin's fifth bull-run this year

Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:36pm EDT
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PAMPLONA, Spain (Reuters) - The fifth run of Pamplona's week-long bull-running festival on Monday saw only a handful of injuries and no gorings during a quick, 3-minute and four-second dash through the northern Spanish city.

The nine-day San Fermin summer festival, during which half-tonne, specially-bred bulls chase runners in red scarves through Pamplona's narrow, cobbled streets, is the most famous of many across Spain and attracts thousands of revellers.

Five runners were taken to hospitals for general injuries after the near one-kilometer chase on Monday in which bulls from the Jandilla ranch took part, the Red Cross said.

(Reporting by Susana Vera; Writing by Paul Day)

Runners lead Jandilla bulls during the fifth running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Susana Vera