A top Spanish bullfighter was gored to death when he tripped over his own cape

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Ivan Fandino

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A top Spanish bullfighter died at a festival in France when he tripped over his cape and was gored by the bull, according to a Yahoo7 report.

A video of the incident can be seen below.

In the video, Ivan Fandiño can be seen retreating from the bull when he tripped over his cape and momentarily lost his balance. The 36-year-old from the northern Basque region was then knocked to the ground by the bull before others interceded and distracted the bull.

According to the report, the bull's horn punctured Fandiño's lung and he could be heard yelling "hurry up, I’m dying," as other matadors carried him out of the ring. He later died at a hospital.

The royal family of Spain issued a short statement on Twitter in honor of Fandiño, whom they referred to as a "great bullfighting figure."

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Nuestro sentido homenaje y nuestro recuerdo para Iván Fandiño, gran figura del toreo.

 

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Here is a video of the incident:

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