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Partial collapse of Colombian bullring kills 4 people and injures 70

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Bogotá — State officials said four people were killed and about 70 were injured on Sunday when part of the stand collapsed at a bullring in the town of El Espinal in Colombia.

A video posted on social media showed that part of the stand was tipping over into the ring. There, locals participated in a bull running event linked to the holidays of St. Peter and St. Paul.

"There are currently four dead – two women, a man and a minor," Trima Governor Joseli Cardo Rosco told the local Blu Radio.

No one remained trapped in the wreckage, Major Luis Fernando Beres, Director of Civil Defense, told local Caracol TV that he was missing. Several reported people were found.

"The emergency was overcome at the scene of the incident. More or less 70 people were injured," Beres said.

Ambulances were sent from nearby cities of Ibagué and Melger to help the injured who overwhelmed the hospital in El Espinal, Verres said. board. (Report by Julia Symmes Cobb in Bogotá and Shubham Kalia in Bangalore, edited by Daniel Wallis)