Stand collapses during a Colombian bullfight, killing four and injuring hundreds


An aerial photograph of a collapsed stand at the bullring in the city of El Espinal, Colombia, southwest of Bogotá, June 26, 2022. (Samuel Antonio Galindo Campos / AFP via Getty Images)

Bogotá, Colombia — State officials said four people were killed and about 70 were injured on Sunday when part of the stand collapsed at a bullring in the town of El Espinal, Colombia.

A video posted on social media showed that the section of the stand was tipping over towards the ring. There, locals participated in a bull running event linked to the holidays of St. Peter and St. Paul.

“Currently, there are four dead. Two women, one man and one minor,” Trima Governor Joseli Cardo Rosco told local Blu Radio.

No one remained trapped in the wreckage, Major Luis Fernando Beres, director of state civil defense, told local Caracol Television that some people were found missing. rice field.

“The emergency was overcome at the scene of the incident. More or less 70 people were injured,” Verez said.

The ambulance was sent from the nearby cities Ibagué and Melger to help the injured who overwhelmed the hospital in El Espinal, Verez said, and he didn’t know exactly what the stand was made of, but it was a wooden board. He added that it was like.

Julia Simes Cobb

Associated Press

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