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‘Sentensyador’ killed in Malabon cockfighting accident

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MANILA, Philippines—A man who worked as “sentensyador” or referee at cockfights in Malabon died after getting stabbed accidentally in the chest and abdomen by the razor-sharp steel spurs of a cock he was handling, police said.

A report by the Malabon police on Tuesday said the accident that claimed the life of Ambrosio Gonzales, 63, of No. 148 Santiangco, Catmon, Malabon, occurred around 11:20 a.m. Monday during a “tupada” or cockfight on Dulong Acero Street in Tugatog, a depressed section of the city which police say usually plays host to illegal gambling activities.

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Sharp stainless steel spurs two to three inches long are tied to both legs of cocks prior to a match.

According to the report filed by investigators PO2 Roldan Angeles and PO1 Junny Delgado, Gonzales was taken to the Pagamutang Bayan ng Malabon but was declared dead at 11:55 a.m.

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