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Hundreds attend gored matador’s funeral in Spain

Hundreds of people lined the streets to pay their last respect to the first bullfighter to be gored to death in 30 years. Victor Barrio, who was fatally gored in a bullring on the weekend, was laid to rest in a packed church in Sepulveda 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. Matador Victor Barrio’s widow thanked well-wishers for their support on Tuesday but confessed she was too devastated to say anything.

On 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.’ Admitting it would be a ‘tough day’ and branding life ‘unfair’, she posted a poem by Spanish poet Jose Leon, which ended with the words: ‘How I would love to believe that there is glory for all those who lose their lives on the horns of bulls.

-DAILYMAIL ‘If that is not the case, then rest in peace wherever you are and us poets will make sure you become immortal.’ Ms Sanz, who married Barrio in 2014, was said to be ‘devastated’ as she saw her husband lying motionless on the ground, according to El Espanol.

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