WATCH: Bulls gore matadors, festival called off

2014-05-22 11:08


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Shocking footage of bulls goring matadors in Spain

2014-05-22 10:55

A bullfight was called of for the first time in 35 years, after three matadors got gored in Madrid earlier this week. Watch this scary footage. WATCH

Madrid - A bullfight was called off prematurely for the first time in 25 years after three matadors were gored in rapid succession of one another during San Isidro festival in Madrid, Spain.

The Telegraph reports that David Mora, 33, was tossed around like a rag doll and then gored by Deslio, a bull weighing 532kg.

Watch footage of the fight here

He suffered two serious gorings: a foot-long gash in his thigh that severed the femoral vein and a four inch wound to his upper arm.

Shortly after he was removed from the ring, Antonio Nazare, 29, was caught on the horns of the evening's second bull, followed by Jimenez Fortes, 24, who bravely faced the same bull – only to be similarly gored.

While all three the matadors survived, Mora had to receive emergency surgery and blood transfusions to replace two litres of lost blood.
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