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Spanish Matador Gored To Death During Bullfight

Spain is in mourning following the death of matador Ivan Fandino.

The Spanish royal family as well as politicians and dignitaries are in shock following the 36 year old's death after he was gored in the ribs by a bull, it's horn puncturing his lung, at a bullfighting festival in the south of France.

The passing of Fandino, who hailed from the northern Basque region, was front page news in Spain, where the controversial centuries-old tradition continues to be practiced.

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The royals paid homage on their official Twitter account to “a great bullfighting figure” and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy also commentated on the “sad news,”

Fandino died in hospital on Saturday after being gored after tripping over his cloak, was photographed being carried from the scene with blood pouring through his embroidered traditional costume.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

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