PAMPLONA, Spain (July 13, 2013)—More than 20 people were injured Saturday during Spain's San Fermin bull run when thrill-seekers running ahead of the bulls were crushed at the narrow entrance to the bull ring.
As the huge animals thundered into the entrance of the tunnel, they were blocked by a mound of dozens of people who had fallen and were piled on top of one other.
One bull that had fallen before the entrance got up and charged into the clogged passageway.
Two steers jumped over the pile of people as they began to get up and flee.
The blockage ended after attendants managed to let the bulls escape through a side door normally reserved for matadors.
Javier Sesma, a health spokesman for Navarra province, said two of the 21 injured people were gored by bulls and that the others were hurt in the stampede.