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Dozens Feared Dead, More Injured After Stands Collapse At Colombia Bull Fight

Update (1005 27JUN22): 14 have been confirmed dead and 330 peoples have been admitted to the local hospital for treatment after yesterday’s collapse. The Colombia Attorney General, by direction of the President has opened a disciplinary investigation against the mayor of El Espinal concerning safety regulations at the stadium. The Tolima Governor, Mr. Orozco has also convened a departmental risk management committee amid calls to end the practice of bullfighting throughout the country.

Update (1540 EST): Local media is reporting that up to 500 have been injured when about 1/8th of the stadium collapsed. The stands were apparently constructed of wood.

Stands at a bull fight in El Espinal, Colombia collapsed 20 minutes ago. Four bodies have already been recovered from the rubble and at least 60 have been injured.

 

 

El Espinal is a Colombian city located in the Department of Tolima, 146 km southwest from Bogotá. It is the second most important city of the department and is the rice capital of the center of the countryIt is flanked by the Magdalena and Coello rivers. El Espinal is known for the manufacture of typical musical instruments and its cuisine is known for tamales and the suckling pig, which are the typical dishes of the region. It has a total length of 231 km², an urban area of 4.26 km², and a rural area of 212.74 km². (Wiki)

On January 20, 1980, bleachers at a bullring in Sincelejo, Colombia, collapse, resulting in the deaths of 222 people.

This is developing.

Tessaron
Tessaron
United States Military Academy and American Military University Alumni. Victor covers flash military, intelligence, and geo-political updates.

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