Wednesday 16 July 2014

Gory scenes in Pamplona: The eye-watering moment a runner was gored through the leg during the final running of the bulls at Spain's San Fermin festival

Mr Gilbert stood little chance against the bull's mighty horns, which ripped his shorts and left a large chunk of skin missing
A fighting bull has gored three people and spread panic in a hair-raising final running of the bulls at Spain's San Fermin festival.
Hundreds of people dashed alongside the six bulls through the cobblestone streets of Pamplona in Monday's eighth run.
There were spine-chilling moments when one bull, named Olivito, separated from the pack and charged three runners, two Australians and a Spaniard, pinning them against walls and barriers while trying to gore them.
One of the injured Australian men is understood to be James Metcalfe, a 24-year-old from Grenfell in New South Wales who was gored in the right thigh. He has since been released from hospital.

Australian man Jason Gilbert, 26, underwent surgery at a hospital in the northern town of Pamplona after being gored in the chest, abdomen and thigh on Monday
The 595kg bull became separated from the herd after it slipped and crashed headlong into a wall. Seeming disorientated, it then charged a group of runners who thought they had avoided the stampede.
It then set its sights on one young man, believed to be a 26-year-old Australian called J.G., repeatedly butting him and pinning him against a wall.
As the man lifted his legs in a bid to protect himself from the onslaught, the bull thrust one of its horns through his left thigh, tearing off a large chunk of flesh.
He managed to escape to safety behind a wooden barrier, but not before the furious bull gored him again as he clambered over the fence at which point he was taken to hospital for surgery.
Festival spokeswoman Lucinda Poole described his condition as 'grave' having suffered injuries to his chest, abdomen and his left thigh.
'He is being operated on in traumatology in the hospital complex and they say the condition is grave, which translated to English probably means extremely serious,' Ms Poole said.
A 21-year-old Spaniard from Navarra was also gored three times.
The bull broke away from the pack and charged several runners, including Mr Gilbert who is seen hear being lifted off the ground by the bull's horns during the eighth run at Spain's famous San Fermin festivalThe bull would not give up its hunt for the man who had so infuriated it and continued ramming him against the fenceDangerous selfie: Spanish media said over the weekend that Pamplona police were looking for a young man who was seen trying to get a dangerous 'selfie' photo of himself on his phone as he ran inches in front of the bullsStampede: Hundreds of people dashed alongside the herd of bulls through the cobblestone streets of Pamplona in Monday's eighth run

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