No-one was gored this morning in the final 'encierro,' or bull run, of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, Spain, but so far today five people have been taken to hospital for other injuries, including craneofacial, cervical, foot and arm traumas.
According to local officials, this year 7 men were gored during the nine-day festival and 30 people (29 men and 1 woman) suffered other types of injuries requiring hospitalization.
Of the men gored, three were from Spain, three from the USA and one from the UK. The three Spaniards remain hospitalized and are classified as being in unstable condition, while 2 of the American's status is grave. The Briton and the other American have been discharged. Of those with other injuries, 6 remain in hospital, all in unstable condition.
Each year the popular fiesta attracts thousands of tourists to the Northern Spanish city. The running of the bulls involves crowds of people running in front of six bulls and six steers the narrow streets of the historic old town and ending in the city's bullring. The event, which is named in honor of Pamplona's patron saint, dates back to the 16th century. Local legend has it that after Saint Fermin was martyred by beheading, his body was dragged through the streets with bulls running after it.
The SanFermin.com website maintains a daily 'gore count' each year. It also has a page memorializing the 16 men who have died as a result of injuries sustained during the running of the bulls since records have been kept. Click here to read the stories of each of the deceased.
16 deaths since 1910 in the bull run of Pamplona
2009, Daniel Jimeno Romero, 27 years-old, from the town of Alcalá de Henares in the Autonomous Region of Madrid, Spain - Died as a result of a goring
2003, Fermín Etxeberria, 63, from the town of Pamplona in the Autonomous Region of Navarre, Spain - Cranial injury from blow to the head by a bull
1995, Matthew Peter Tassio, 22, from Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - Goring
1980, Vicente Risco, 29, from the town of Badajoz in the Autonomous Region of Extremedura, Spain - Goring
1980, José Antonio Sánchez, 26, from the town of Cintruénigo, in the Autonomous Region of Navarre, Spain - Goring
1977, José Joaquín Esparza, 17, from Txantrea, Navarre, Spain - Suffocated in a pile-up
1975, Gregorio Gorriz, 41, from Arazuri, Navarre, Spain - Goring
1974, Juan Ignacio Eraso, 18, from Txantrea, Navarre, Spain - Goring
1969, Hilario Pardo, 45, from Murchante, Navarre, Spain - Goring
1961, Vicente Urrizola, 32, from Pamplona, Navarre, Spain - Goring
1947, Julián Zabalza, 23, from Villava, Navarre, Spain - Goring
1947, Casimiro Heredia, 37, from Pamplona, Navarre, Spain - Goring
1935, Gonzalo Bustinduy, 29, from San Luis Potosí, Mexico - Goring
1927, Santiago Zufía, 34, from Pamplona, Navarre, Spain - Goring
1924, Esteban Domeño, 22, from Sangüesa, Navarre, Spain - Goring
1910-11, Francisco García, 21, from Falces, Navarre, Spain - Died in 1911 from TB related to injuries sustained in a pile-up in 1910
A French tourist has been gored to death during a bull-running event at a festival in eastern Spain.
Officials in Pedreguer, in Alicante, said the 44-year-old man had been standing with friends when he was gored by one of the bulls during the event held as part of the town's summer festival.
The death came as Spain's most famous bull-running festival, San Fermin in Pamplona, came to an end on Tuesday.
It is the third death by goring recorded at festivals across Spain in recent weeks, although none of them were at Pamplona.