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1 dead from bull-run goring in Alicante; 2 gored in Pamplona

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PAMPLONA, Spain – A man from Valencia died Saturday after being gored in a late-night bull run near the southern Spanish town of Alicante, while two men were gored and 12 others injured in the more popular morning bull-run race in Pamplona.

The deadly goring occurred about 1 a.m. during festivities at the small village of Pedreguera, where the Red Cross said the heifer gored the 29-year-old man through the thorax and abdomen. He was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead an hour later.

The town suspended all bull-related festivities for the day.

At the famed San Fermin festival, the bull run was unusually long Saturday, with one bull left stranded at the starting gate, where he proceeded to charge and strike a couple of runners. Many other participants fell and were stampeded by the head of the pack in the 930-yard (850-meter) race.

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Another of the six bulls in the run got separated from the pack, did a U-turn and gored a nearby runner, lifting his body off the ground and flipping him over.

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Revelers run in front of Jose Escolar Gil's fighting bulls as they go on the way of the Estafeta corner during the third running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Saturday, July 9, 2016. AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos
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A participant lies on the ground after being hurled by a Jose Escolar Gil's fighting bull on the third day of the San Fermin bull run festival in Pamplona, northern Spain on July 9, 2016. On each day of the festival six bulls are released at 8:00 a.m. (0600 GMT) to run from their corral through the narrow, cobbled streets of the old town over an 850-meter (yard) course. Ahead of them are the runners, who try to stay close to the bulls without falling over or being gored. / AFP / ANDER GILLENEA (Photo credit should read ANDER GILLENEA/AFP/Getty Images). ANDER GILLENEA/AFP/Getty Images
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A participant lies on the ground after being hurled by a Jose Escolar Gil's fighting bull on the third day of the San Fermin bull run festival in Pamplona, northern Spain on July 9, 2016. ANDER GILLENEA/AFP/Getty Images
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Participants fall ahead a Jose Escolar Gil's fighting bull on the third day of the San Fermin bull run festival in Pamplona, northern Spain on July 9, 2016. MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images
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Participants run ahead Jose Escolar Gil's fighting bulls on the third day of the San Fermin bull run festival in Pamplona, northern Spain on July 9, 2016. PEDRO ARMESTRE/AFP/Getty Images
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A reveler is chased by a fighting bull during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Saturday, July 9, 2016. AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza
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Participants run ahead a Jose Escolar Gil's fighting bull on the third day of the San Fermin bull run festival in Pamplona, northern Spain on July 9, 2016. MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images

A government statement said a 33-year-old Japanese man and a 24-year-old Spaniard were gored. The Navarra hospital confirmed the Japanese man had suffered a 15-centimetre (6-inch) thorax wound and was still under observation, while the local man was gored in his right arm. Both were considered to be in fair condition.

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The regional government said a dozen others were also taken to city hospitals for trauma care, including a 37-year-old from Barcelona and another 33-year-old Japanese man.

More than 1,000 people took part in the Pamplona run, which lasted just over four minutes, about 1 1/2 times longer than usual.

Meanwhile, a judge in Pamplona on Saturday ordered five men accused of sexually assaulting a woman Thursday to be jailed without bail. The assault had triggered protests in Pamplona.

Bull runs are a traditional part of summer festivals across Spain. The nine-day San Fermin fiesta became world famous with Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel “The Sun Also Rises” and attracts thousands of foreign tourists each year.

Ten people, including four Americans, were gored at the San Fermin festival last year. In all, 15 people have died from gorings at the festival since record-keeping began in 1924.

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