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.
GV Crowd in bull ring
GV One man trips in crowd at ring entrance and crowd following builds up behind
GV Crowd at entrance panics as bulls charge
GV Men in bull ring run for sides of ring
GV Crowd blocking bulls' entrance to ring as crowd watches (2 shots)
GV Bulls trample crowd at ring entrance
GV Bull catches man as he attempts to climb over fence of ring
SV Bulls charging crowd in ring (6 shots)
SV People in crowd catch bull and wrestle it to ground (3 shots)
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Background: 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