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At least four people were killed and dozens injured after the stand collapsed during the bullfighting

Audiences were watching bullfighting at El Espinal in Colombia on Sunday.

After an accident at a bullring in Colombia, at least four people were killed and dozens were injured.

Audiences were watching bullfighting at El Espinal in Colombia (about 100 miles southwest of Bogotá) on Sunday when several stands collapsed, Trima Civil Defense told ABC News. rice field.

In addition to the four who died, about 60 were treated for minor injuries in the field and another 10 were transferred to a local hospital.

The cause of the collapse of the stand is unknown.

No additional information was immediately available.

The ethics surrounding bullfighting have been questioned in recent years, including the killing of bulls at the end of the contest. As is customary in many Spanish-speaking countries, a judge in Mexico City said earlier this month that bullfighting violated residents' right to a healthy environment without violence. The ban was extended indefinitely, AP news agency reported.

Four states in Mexico have already banned bullfighting, but the ban in Mexico City marks the end of nearly 500 years of bullfighting in Mexico and could threaten international bullfighting. AP reported that there was.

ABC New's Christine Theodorou contributed to this report.