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Colombia: At least five dead, including three-year-olds, as tribune crashes in bullfight | World news

At least five people have been reported killed and 70 injured after a tribune collapsed during a bullfight in Colombia.

It happened in the town of El Espinal in the central region of the country at around 1pm local time on Sunday at a local festival.

Among the dead was a three-year-old boy.

Footage emerged from a wooden grandstand filled with spectators collapsing at the stadium.

The grandstand was seen forward in the ring, where people attended a boisterous event, which is associated with the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul.

According to Major Luis Fernando Velez, director of civil defense in the province, no one was trapped in the wreckage.

He told local media that several people were missing but have since been found.

“The emergency has been overcome at the scene of the incident. More or less 70 people were injured,” Mr Velez said.

Wounded people were taken by ambulance to the nearby towns of Ibague and Maelgar.

Mr Velez said El Espinal’s hospital was overcrowded, adding that he did not know what the grandstand was made of, but it appeared to be wooden planks.

St. Peter and St. Paul’s Day is held every year on June 29 and the event is the feast day that honors two martyrs of the Christian faith.

Colombia: At least five dead, including three-year-olds, as tribune crashes in bullfight | World news

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