News 19 june — 14:47

Matador Ivan Fandino killed in France bullfight

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A Spanish bullfighter has died after being gored during a festival in southwest France, BBC reports.

Ivan Fandino, 36, caught his feet in his cloak and fell to the floor, where he was gored by the bull.

He suffered a lung injury and died on his way to hospital from a heart attack on Saturday, French media say.

Fandino, who was taking part in the Aire-sur-l'Adour bullfighting festival near Pau, is reportedly the first matador to die in France in a century.

The Basque-born matador had already taken part in a competition earlier in the day before he was injured.

Photographs showed he was conscious, but bleeding heavily, as he was led away from the ring.

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