Three-tiered wooden bleachers leaned forward while a bullfighting show was taking place in an arena.
At least four people were killed and more than 300 were injured when bleachers plunged into a puller on Sunday in Espinal, a city in central Colombia, local officials said.
The victims were two women, an adult male and a minor, according to the government of the Ptolemaic Department, according to Jose Ricardo Orosco. The play took place during a local bullfight. During this popular local festival, the public descends on the arena to face the bulls and little bulls.
At least four people have been killed and more than 500 injured in a bullfight in El Espinal, Colombia. pic.twitter.com/NFGGmWtbre
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During the show, part of the three-story wooden bleacher collapsed. Dozens of people were thrown to the ground. Interesting scenes filmed by the drone show a part of the facility suddenly collapsing and the ensuing congestion.
The Colombian president has indicated that an inquiry will be called into the facts.
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