A bull gored two Britons and an American in the running of the bulls through the streets of the northern Spanish city of Pamplona on Monday, the regional government said.

Thousands of daredevil runners charged for the third day ahead of six fighting bulls of the annual San Fermin festival on Monday, when the three were gored by the animal that broke free from the pack just before entering the city’s bullring, a Navarra government statement said.

The bull charged the runners as they huddled on the ground beside a wooden fence, trying to protect themselves from the beast. After several moments of tension, the animal was lured away by stick-wielding cowherds.