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    A 17 year old youth was trampled to death and another 35 people were injured during the annual San Fermin Festival of the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain.

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    A 17 year old youth was trampled to death and another 35 people were injured during the annual San Fermin Festival of the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain.

    SYNOPSIS: The San Fermin Festival begins every year with the tradition of the "running of the bulls". All entrances to the main street of Pamplona are sealed off and a number of bulls are let loose from the end of the town to run to the central bull ring.

    Aspiring young matadors jump into the street to challenge the bulls and prove their virile courage to admiring young ladies. However, this year, one youth tripped at the entrance of the bull ring. The huge crowd of young men who were running ahead of the bulls trampled over the fallen youth in an attempt to escape the charging animals.

    The crowd screamed as the fallen youths fought each other to scramble free from the mass of people at the bull ring entrance.

    The pursuing bulls...all later fought to the death by professional bullfighters....charged into the fallen runners and trampled on them for up to five minutes before rescuers could draw the incensed animals away. Ambulances were rushed to the arena but screaming blood soaked men lay in the suffocating dust of the ring for up to twenty minutes as the bulls charged....and caught....other runners. The Running of the Bulls was made famous by American writer, Ernest Hemingway, and every year thousands of tourists pour into the Spanish town to see the festival

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEF6DVYQQBJ452JNNL9BHO99H8
    Media URN:
    VLVAEF6DVYQQBJ452JNNL9BHO99H8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/07/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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