Collapse of a stadium in Colombia leaves at least 4 dead and 30 seriously injured

“At the moment we have four confirmed (dead) victims – two women, an adult man and a minor – plus around 30 seriously injured people. Of course, we have activated all the hospitals and ambulances we can work with,” he added. said Governor Ricardo Orozco on BluRadio Colombia, a local radio station.

Video posted by Colombian President-elect Gustavo Petro shows a stand full of onlookers collapsing as people flee the area.
Espinal Mayor Juan Carlos Tamayo confirmed the accident in a Facebook post on Sunday, calling on citizens to evacuate the area.

“We deeply regret what happened in our bullfighting arena,” Tamayo said in the statement. “I want to ask all citizens who are in the area to please evacuate, the authorities are already responding to the emergency and the injured have been transported to hospitals. Please let’s evacuate, together let’s help the emergency services. emergency so they can do their job.”

No official cause for the collapse was given, but Tamayo said in his statement that authorities “have already begun to investigate the causes of what happened.”


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