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Sunday, 10 July 2016 - 9:04
Spanish matador Victor Barrio killed in bullfighting ring
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A Spanish bullfighter has become the first to die in the ring in three decades, after being gored in front of horrified spectators during a corrida in the eastern town of Teruel.

Victor Barrio, 29, died Saturday of injuries to the chest after being struck by the horn of a bull weighing over 500 kilograms and tossed into the air.

Other matadors rushed to the rescue, helping to distract the bull and lure him away while Barrio lay bleeding in the sand.

Barrio, who made his corrida debut in 2008 and toured rings all over the country, was pronounced dead at the scene, organisers said.

His death, shown live on television, was confirmed on the website of Madrid's Las Ventas bullring, where Barrio began as an apprentice bullfighter in 2010.

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