Spanish Matador gored to death during bullfight laid to rest (photos)

By 07:18 Tue, 12 Jul 2016 Comments

Hundreds of people lined the streets yesterday to pay their respect to the first bullfighter to be gored to death in 30 years.

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Victor Barrio was fatally gored in a bullring last weekend. He was laid to rest in a packed church in Sepulveda, Spain and people applauded as the coffin was carried Monday from a hearse.

The 29-year-old Barrio died after being gored in the thigh and chest live on TV in the central city of Teruel on Saturday. His wife, Raquel Sanz, 32, was in the arena when she saw her husband impaled on the horn. The bull punctured his lung and severed his aorta in a matter of seconds.

Responding to the support from well wishers, Matador Victor Barrio’s widow confessed she was too devastated to say anything.

[img]" />RaquelOn Sunday, Raquel Sanz, 32, wrote on Twitter:

'Thanks to everyone. I cannot reply to you, I have no words. My life has gone, I have no strength, although I have a lot of thanks.'She also thanked her home town of Sepulveda in the province of Segovia north-west of Madrid, writing:

 'Thanks Sepulveda. Our Sepulveda. Yours and Mine' and telling her late husband in an emotional message: 'I’m sure that where you are you have a privileged view.'  

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