The fall of a bleacher left at least 4 people dead and hundreds injured in the city of Espinal, central region of Colombia. The accident happened this Sunday (26) during a bullfight. The total number of victims is not yet known, but according to the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo500 people were injured.
During the accident, a bull escaped from the stadium and caused panic in the municipality. The newly elected Colombian president, Gustavo Petroasked mayors not to authorize more events that could lead to the death of people or animals, and said that “this had already happened” before.
Images circulate on social media of the moment when the bleachers collapsed.
Espinal, tragedy… What a pain… pic.twitter.com/1YML06Wqmh
— Diego Trujillo Uribe (@Diegotr29131045) June 26, 2022
I hope that all the people affected by the fall from the plaza of El Espinal can come out of their inheritances.
This had already happened before in Sincelejo.
I ask the authorities not to authorize more shows with the death of people or animals. pic.twitter.com/dMAq6uqlKX
— Gustavo Petro (@petrogustavo) June 26, 2022