BOGOTA, Colombia — A part of the picket stands collapsed throughout a bullfight in central Colombia Sunday, sending spectators plunging to the bottom and killing a minimum of 4 individuals and critically injuring about 30, authorities stated.
The catastrophe occurred in a stadium within the metropolis of El Espinal in Tolima state throughout a standard occasion referred to as “corraleja” by which members of the general public enter the ring to have interaction the bulls.
Movies taken throughout the bullfight present a three-story part of the stands collapsing as individuals screamed.
“We have now activated the hospital community in Tolima,” Tolima Gov. José Ricardo Orozco informed native Blu Radio. “4 individuals have died, as of this second: two ladies, a person and a minor.”
Authorities stated about 30 individuals had been critically injured
Orozco stated he had requested for the normal “corralejas” to be suspended in Tolima earlier Sunday however this one was held anyway.
President-elect Gustavo Petro urged native officers to ban such occasions, noting that it was not the primary time an incident like this had taken place.
“I ask mayors to not permit extra occasions involving the loss of life of individuals or animals,” he stated.
Present President Iván Duque on Twitter introduced an investigation of the catastrophe.
“We lament the horrible tragedy registered in El Espinal, Tolima, throughout the festivals of San Pedro and San Juan, with the collapse of the stands throughout a corraleja. We’ll name for an investigation.”