PAMPLONA - TEN people were injured, two of them seriously, in the Pamplona bull run on Sunday, two days after a man was gored to death by a bull, according to revised figures issued by organisers.
The two most badly hurt were Spanish men who suffered injuries to the neck, chest and buttocks after being gored, a spokesman said. He added that doctors were confident their lives would be saved after surgery.
Two more Spaniards were gored in the chest and buttocks during the run and five other Spaniards were taken to hospital after sustaining various injuries.
A 21-year-old Englishman was also taken to hospital after being injured in the back by one of the bull guides, men armed with poles which they use to stop people getting to close to the animals.
An earlier statement issued by the authorities, had spoken of 11 injured, but that was revised down in a later statement.
On Friday, 27-year-old Spaniard Daniel Jimeno Romero died after being gored in the neck, heart and lungs by a bull in front of thousands of tourists. He was the 15th person to die in the annual run since 1911, but the first to be fatally gored since 1995 when a 22-year-old American was killed.
Most injuries come from falls as people run to stay ahead of the bulls racing through the cobbled streets of the northern Spanish town.
Sunday's run was the sixth in the annual festival, called the San Fermin, in which about a dozen bulls are released each morning to run from their corral over an 825m course to the bullring.
In the afternoon, the same bulls face matadors in the ring, while the night is given over to partying.
Pamplona authorities have stepped up precautions in recent years to stop people taking too much alcohol.
A 43-year-old Frenchman was also in critical condition on Sunday, having suffered neck injuries after falling into a pond, organisers said in a statement.
Despite fierce criticism from animal rights groups, the San Fermin festival at Pamplona attracts thousands of tourists to watch or take part in the bull runs.
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