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Woman, 19, gored in spine on second day of Running of the Bulls festival

Three pictures from the 2019 Running of the Bulls festival in Pamplona, northern Spain

More people have been injured on day two of the controversial fiesta (Picture: AP/Alvaro Barrientos)

A 19-year-old woman has been gored on the second day of Pamplonas controversial Running of the Bulls festival.

Spanish authorities say she did not need hospital treatment after a horn tore into her back.

But two men and a woman were hospitalised with head injuries or severe bruises as thousands were chased down the streets by bulls.

One received a blow to the head and was taken to hospital still conscious and another is thought to have broken his left shoulder.

Another was kicked in the back while a fifth was treated for bruises.

It comes after five runners were sent to hospital after the festivals opening yesterday, including two Americans and a Spaniard who were gored by bulls.

A 46-year-old man from San Francisco needed surgery after being pierced in the neck in the citys bullring, at the end of the 850-meter course.

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epa07702739 Several 'mozos' or runners are chased by bulls of Cebada Gago ranch during the second bullrun of Sanfermines in Pamplona, northern Spain, 08 July 2019. A person was injured after he was gored by a bull. EPA/J.P. Urdiroz

Thousands of people were chased by bulls down the cobbled streets of Pamplona (Picture: EPA)

epa07702764 A 'mozo' or runner is hit by a bull of Cebada Gago ranch during the second bullrun of Sanfermines in Pamplona, northern Spain, 08 July 2019. A person was injured after he was gored by a bull. EPA/Daniel Fernandez

A runner is hit in the head by one of the bulls (Picture: EPA)

Revellers run next to fighting bulls from Cebada Gago ranch, during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Monday, July 8, 2019. Revellers from around the world flock to Pamplona every year to take part in the eight days of the running of the bulls. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Animal rights activists have protested against the cruel annual event (Picture: AP)

A 23-year-old man from Florence, Kentucky and a 40-year-old Spanish man were both gored in the thigh.

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The nine-day fiesta in northern Spain draws about one million spectators every year.

Six bulls, surrounded by tame bullocks, are run every morning in the citys narrow streets before being slaughtered in afternoon bullfights.

Revellers run next to fighting bulls from Cebada Gago ranch, during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Monday, July 8, 2019. Revellers from around the world flock to Pamplona every year to take part in the eight days of the running of the bulls. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Many Americans come to the event to follow in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway (Picture: AP)

Revellers run next to fighting bulls from Cebada Gago ranch during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Monday, July 8, 2019. Revellers from around the world flock to Pamplona every year to take part in the eight days of the running of the bulls. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

A 19-year-old woman was gored in the spine but did not need hospital treatment (Picture: AP)

epa07702765 Several 'mozos' or runners are chased by bulls of Cebada Gago ranch during the second bullrun of Sanfermines in Pamplona, northern Spain, 08 July 2019. A person was injured after he was gored by a bull. EPA/Villar Lopez

Two men and a woman were hospitalised with head injuries or severe bruises today (Picture: EPA)

epa07702803 A 'mozo' or runner is hit by a bull of Cebada Gago ranch during the second bullrun of Sanfermines in Pamplona, northern Spain, 08 July 2019. A person was injured after he was gored by a bull. EPA/Daniel Fernandez

Protesters call the spectacle sick satisfaction for a rowdy mob (Picture: EPA)

Some Americans come to follow in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway, who immortalised the Pamplona festival in his 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises.

Animal rights protesters have become a regular fixture at the festival.

On the eve of the party, dozens of semi-naked activists from around the world lay simulated speared bulls by lying on the cobbled streets of Pamplona.

epaselect epa07702744 Several 'mozos' or runners are chased by bulls of Cebada Gago ranch during the second bullrun of Sanfermines in Pamplona, northern Spain, 08 July 2019. A person was injured after he was gored by a bull. EPA/J.P. Urdiroz

More risk averse visitors prefer to watch the running from balconies (Picture: EPA)

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