Award-winning Spanish Matador Ivan Fandino was gored to death by raging bull after tripping on his cloak in the bullring.
The 36 year old bullfighter, who had been a professional for 12 years, died in the French town of Mont-de-Marsan while performing in the Aire-sur-l’Adour bullfighting festival.
Fandino’s feet became tangled in the cape used to goad the specially trained fighting bull and he was left with horrific injuries after the animal plunged its horn into his lung. The matador, who had a wife and a daughter, came from Spain’s Basque region and fought hundreds of bulls during his career in the controversial sport.
It is understood he suffered punctures of his heart, lungs and kidneys, and his heart stopped in the ambulance on his way to the hospital, doctors were unable to revive him.
The five-year-old bull named Burp also sustained injuries in the fight and was killed afterwards.
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