A tragedy occurred in Colombia this Sunday. Videos circulate through social networks of the moment in which one of the crowded boxes of a bullring in El Espinal, in Tolima, went to the floor. According to preliminary reports published by BluRadioat least two people died, while Noticias Caracol speaks of at least 500 wounded.
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Some of the videos of the tragedy circulating on networks were recorded with drones. In the recordings you can clearly see how a part of the structure collapses, and those who can run away. While those who were in the ring try to calm the bulls and others seek to help the wounded.
#NoticiaW | Part of the square where the corraleja festivities are held in El Espinal, Tolima, collapses. Relief agencies attend to the emergency, the number of injured is unknown.https://t.co/AMNglsj0Ox pic.twitter.com/iuYfbykbMU
– W Radio Colombia (@WRadioColombia) June 26, 2022
#The last | Emergency in El Espinal, Tolima: one of the stands of the bullring collapsed in the middle of a bullfight.
Health authorities indicate that at least 500 people were injured https://t.co/DGHo1FaIzt pic.twitter.com/cOtxfxvfBC
– News Caracol (@NoticiasCaracol) June 26, 2022
Civil Defense rescuers are heading to the scene, while a yellow alert was decreed at the hospital for the care of those affected.
– Derli López (@derlilopeza) June 26, 2022
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