At least four people were killed and about 30 seriously injured after a section of a stadium in El Espinal, western Colombia’s Tolima state, collapsed during a bullfight Sunday, the state’s governor said.
“At the moment, we have four confirmed (dead) victims – two women, an adult man and a minor – as well as about 30 people who have been seriously injured. Governor Ricardo Orozco said on BluRadio Colombia, a local radio outlet, of course, we have activated all the hospitals and ambulances that We can work with her.
Video posted by Colombian President-elect Gustavo Petro A platform full of spectators appears to collapse as people flee the area.
The mayor of Espinal, Juan Carlos Tamayo, confirmed the accident occurred in a facebook post sunday, He called on the citizens to evacuate the area.
“We deeply regret what happened at the bullring,” Tamayo said in the statement. “I want to ask all citizens in the area to evacuate, the authorities are already responding to the emergency and the injured have been taken to hospitals. Please, let’s do the evacuation, let’s together help the emergency services so that they can do their work.”
An official reason for the collapse was not revealed, but Tamayo said in his statement that authorities “have already begun to investigate the causes of what happened.”
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