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Bullfighter Fatally Gored on Spanish TV During Live Broadcast

Victor Barrio is the first bullfighter to die in a ring since the turn of the century

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    Spanish bullfighter Victor Barrio performs during a bullfight of the San Isidro's fair at the Las Ventas Bullring in Madrid, in this May 16, 2011, file photo. Barrio was fatally gored during a bullfight that was broadcast on live television on July 9, 2016.

    A 29-year-old professional bullfighter was killed when a bull’s horn pierced his chest in front of spectators during a fight in Spain, NBC News reported. 

    Victor Barrio’s death was broadcast live on television, and was confirmed on Madrid’s Las Ventas bullring, where he started as an apprentice bullfighter in 2010. Barrio is the first bullfighter to die in a ring since the turn of the century. 

    A 28-year old Spaniard in a village near Valencia was killed during a bull run, while a 33-year-old Japanese man and a 24-year-old Spanish man were both injured in the bull runs in Pamplona. 

    Many of Spain's towns hold summer festivals involving bulls, and several people die each year.