15 Jul 2013

Australian woman gored by bull

10:47 am on 15 July 2013

Officials say a 23-year-old Australian woman gored in the chest on the final day of Spain's annual San Fermin bull-running festival is in a very serious condition.

The woman - identified only by her initials JE - was injured during the early morning run, where bulls chase people down the cobbled streets of Pamplona in northeast Spain, and immediately taken to hospital for surgery.

According to a medical report released by the authorities she suffered several fractured ribs and damage to her right lung.

The festival, which runs for a week, attracts thousands of foreign visitors.

Three Spaniards and an American were also injured on Sunday.

On Friday, three men were gored, including an American who had to have his spleen removed.