7 hurt in second to last bull run in Pamplona

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Posted: Jul 13, 2011 2:34 AM
7 hurt in second to last bull run in Pamplona

Seven people have been injured but none gored in a swift and particularly dangerous second-to-last chapter of this year's running of the bulls in Pamplona.

The diciest part of the daredevil sprint came in the home stretch Wednesday as the largest bull ran alone ahead of the pack of five others and six steers and barreled through the crowd like a locomotive.

The 635-kilogram (1,400 pound) beast mowed down half a dozen runners, its horns catching one man by the shirt and another by the armpit and tossing them to the ground like rag dolls. But no one was gored.

Navarra Hospital said seven people were hospitalized with leg, head or face injuries sustained in falls.

The last of the San Fermin festival's eight runs is Thursday.