Bullring collapses during bullfight in Colombia, four dead [vidéo]
Published on 30.6.2022
A bullring collapsed in the town of El Espinal, Colombia. At least four people have been killed and 500 injured when bullring stands collapse during a bloody bullfighting festival in Colombia.
At least four people have been killed and hundreds injured after a stall collapsed during a bullfighting festival. Horror footage shows the wooden frame collapsing to the ground at the makeshift stadium in El Espinal, Colombia.
Several bulls fled the stadium through the streets of San Pedro in fear as panicked revelers tried to help those trapped. Four people were confirmed dead, with at least 500 others injured.
Shocking footage shows the moment the stands – filled with hundreds of men, women and children – collapsed. The boxes can be seen tipping forward before crashing to the ground.
Other members of the public fell from other parts of the stands after one part collapsed. Emergency teams were sent to rescue people trapped under the rubble.
It is unclear what caused the stands to collapse.
Authorities have urged those at and near the stadium to remain calm, reports time. A press release from the town hall of Espinal indicates: “We deeply regret what happened in the bullring.
“We want to call for calm in the whole community.
“Once the emergency became known, the relief agencies acted immediately, carrying out the evacuation of the injured for primary care at the San Rafael hospital in the municipality.”
Authorities are now investigating the cause of the incident.
New Colombian President Gustavo Petro has called for bullfights to stop.
He tweeted: “I hope that all those affected by the collapse of the Plaza de El Espinal will be able to emerge unscathed from their injuries.
“It had happened before in Sincelejo.
“I ask the mayors not to allow any more shows with the death of people or animals.”