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Ivan Fandino: Bullfighter Fatally Gored After Tripping on Cape

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Spanish matador Ivan Fandino performs a pass on a Pedraza de Yeltes bull during the Easter feria on April 17, 2017, in Arles, southern France. (Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images)

Monday, 19 Jun 2017 06:29 PM

Spanish matador Ivan Fandino was gored by a bull during a bullfight in southwestern France Saturday after tripping on his cape, and he later died from his injuries. 

Fandino, 36, was rushed to hospital but did not survive the goring injury to his chest, Spanish news agency EFE reported, citing sources close to the Basque matador's entourage, Reuters said.

Fandino stumbled after tripping on a cape used in a turn to engage and distract the specially-bred fighting bull, and the animal then pierced the matador's side with one of his horns, EFE said.

He is the second Spanish bullfighter to die in the ring in the past year. Victor Barrio was killed after being gored by a bull in front of spectators last July, the first time since the early 1990s a professional matador had died in the ring in Spain.

Every year several people die in Spanish summer festivals involving bulls running through towns or being chased in the countryside, which often attract tourists.

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Spanish matador Ivan Fandino was gored by a bull during a bullfight in southwestern France Saturday after tripping on his cape, and he later died from his injuries.
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