A police officer trying to break up an illegal cockfight in the Philippines died after he was slashed by a metal blade attached to one rooster for a fight, authorities have said.Lt. Christian Bolok was struck by the rooster’s gaff in his femoral artery as he was confiscating the bird, Northern Samar province police said, adding: “He was rushed to the provincial hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival due to heavy blood loss.”There is a long history of both legal and illegal cockfighting in the Philippines, but the sport was banned in the region in August after it was found to have been a source of Covid-19 infections.

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