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Saturday 21 October 2017

Irish woman's 'head trauma' in Pamplona's lethal bull run

aN Irish woman from Portadown, Co Armagh has suffered head injuries after taking part in the annual Bull Run in Pamplona, Spain.

The 28-year old has not been named, and has only been identified by her initials K.M.

She was hospitalised after suffering "head trauma" according to a statement from the regional government of Navarra and was one of four people to receive medical attention in San Fermin yesterday.

The other victims were all Spanish men, one was treated for head injuries, another for rib injuries and the last had abdominal bruising.

The British Embassy in Madrid said they were aware of the incident involving the woman and are ready to provide assistance if required.

Nine runners in total are now recovering in hospital from the entire week's festivities including a 23-year-old British man who suffered serious chest injuries and several broken ribs as he ran along a stretch of the race known as Estafeta.

The festival attracts thousands of people each year, mostly from America, Australia, the UK and Ireland where many daredevils choose to run from the enraged bulls in an 875-yard dash through the city streets. A total of 14 people have died over the past 100 years.

Last year, Dublin man Robert Thackaberry was knocked unconscious but subsequently made a full recovery.

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