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Four dead, dozens hurt as stands collapse in Colombia bullring

Four dead, dozens hurt as stands collapse in Colombia bullring

Four dead, dozens hurt as stands collapse in Colombia bullring | Photo Credit: twitter/@ÚltimaHoraCaracol

 At least four people were killed and another 30 seriously injured on Sunday when the grandstand at a bullring in Colombia collapsed during an event, officials said.

“There are four people dead at the moment -- two women, a man and a child,” the governor of Tolima department, Jose Ricardo Orozco, told local radio after the incident in the central city of El Espinal.

A full three-story section of wooden stands filled with spectators collapsed, throwing dozens of people to the ground, according to images broadcast on social media.

“There are about 30 people seriously injured... that’s a preliminary report,” Orozco said, noting that emergency personnel were still evacuating the wounded to area hospitals for treatment.


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