A grandstand collapsed in Colombia: Dead and injured

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A grandstand collapsed in Colombia: Dead and injured

According to the first determinations, 5 people were killed and more than 500 people were injured as a result of the collapse of the tribune with spectators at the bullfighting festival called “Corraleja” in Colombia.

A grandstand collapsed in Colombia: Dead and injured

In the city of Espinal in Colombia, a part of the tribune where the spectators were watching the traditional bullfighting festival in the country collapsed.

Authorities announced that 5 people have died and more than 500 people have been injured in the incident so far.

After the incident, the bull escaped from the arena where great chaos took place, causing panic on the streets.

The number of dead and injured may increase

Videos of the collapse were posted on social media platforms. The number of dead and injured is feared to rise.

In the statement of Tolima Civil Defense, it was shared that there are women and children among the injured people.

It was stated that some of the injured could not be treated in the hospital in the city due to the intensity, and support was requested from health institutions in the region.

In the statement made by the Mayor’s Office, it was stated that the incident was deeply regretted and said, “We call on everyone to calm down. Aid organizations have taken action. Search and rescue operations and evacuations are ongoing.”


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