With a total of 6 gorings and 44 hospital cases for bruising and contusion, the Sanfermin 2013 Running of the Bulls will go down in history for the fateful pile-up crush of the 13th July
The time has come to make a review of the Sanfermin 2013 Running of the Bulls. This year saw some very uneventful runnings alongside other days that will not be easily forgotten, with moments of high drama such as the pile-up crush of the 13th which left everyone frozen in shock at the sight of the TV images. This incident will surely lead to a serious reflection on the part of the authorities about the future protocol for the running of the bulls.
We can clearly divide the running of the bulls of this year into two groups. First with runnings of few little incidents made up of the first five days of the runnings with only a total of 15 injuries, none of them from gorings. They constituted a new record for the low number of accidents and injuries over the five days.
On the other hand, the last three Encierro left a total of 35 injuries. On the 12th of July, it was the El Pilar bulls that caused the first three gorings. On the 13th the most serious incident of all was the pile-up crush at the entrance to the bullring, causing the highest number of injuries for one day in the recent history. And finally, the serious injury caused to the Australian girl on the 14th will also give serious cause for thought as she became just the fourth woman ever to suffer a goring.
17.813 people have run the bullruns, 13,82% less than 2012. The 2013 running of the bulls caused the sixth highest number of injuries (50). In 1993 there were 60. The running of the bulls on the 13th caused the highest number of injuries ever seen(23). The stretch of the callejón leading into the bullring was the place with the highest number of gorings in 2013 (3). For more statistical information on the running of the bulls, check the BUSCAENCIERROS
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A video with the complete sequence of the creation of the pile-up crush
A selection of the most spectacular photos from running of the bulls