Pamplona was flooded Thursday with thousands of people for the first running of the bulls in the famous San Fermin Festival.Several were taken to the hospital with minor injuries as they ran from the pack of about a dozen animals along the closed city streets.
The bulls run about at 15mph and between 200 and 300 people are injured each year. Deaths are not unheard of — the last person to die in a running was Daniel Jimeno Romero — who was gored to death in 2009.
28-year-old California native Allison Byrne, whose husband ran for the first time, told the AP: “Anything we heard before doesn’t even compare to what really happened. It was hard to watch that knowing that our husbands are down there. It was exciting and exhilarating, but I’ll never do (this) again. I’m still shaking.”
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