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The collapse occurred in El Espinal, 150 km from Bogot, during the feast of San Giovanni. Local authorities: Hospitals are collapsing, we need help

Tragedy ad The spinalin Colombia, 150 km from Bogot: a collapse affected the stands of an arena while a bullfight was in progress. The people involved, the newspaper reports Timecould be up to 500. At least five victims, according to an initial report updated at around 11pm (Italian time). The injured are at least sixty.

The images of the incident, circulated by the local press and citizens on social media, show the moment in which the stands – definitely crowded at that moment – collapsed in on themselves.

The Civil Defense of the district of the city of El Espinal, Tolima, specifies that in the stands, at that time, there were also children and the elderly. Local authorities reported that the hospital was unable to care for all the injured and issued an appeal: We need help, Tolima district councilor Ivn Ferney Rojas tweeted.

Several local media reports that, following the collapse, at least one of the bulls would have managed to escape from the arena. According to Timenot yet captured.

The incident occurred in the midst of the celebrations of the feast of St. John, traditionally very much felt in this area of ​​Colombia. The bullfights of the last daysorganized precisely as part of the celebrations, had already caused several injuries: at least nine people, according to local media, were hospitalized in serious condition.

I hope that all the people affected by the collapse can come out unscathed from their injuries, tweeted the newly elected president Gustavo Petro, I ask the mayors not to authorize more shows with the death of people or animals.

June 26, 2022 (change June 26, 2022 | 23:25)

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