2022 Colombia stadium collapse

On 26 June 2022, a stadium collapsed in El Espinal, Tolima Department, Colombia during a bullfight.[1]

2022 Colombia stadium collapse
Date26 June 2022
LocationEl Espinal, Tolima, Colombia
TypeStructural collapse
Deaths6
Non-fatal injuries30

ChronologyEdit

The collapse occurred at the three-story wooden stand section filled with audience members.[2] There were 800 people sitting in the collapsed section before the accident happened.[3]

CasualtiesEdit

A total of six people were killed and another 322 people were treated at local public and private hospitals.[4][5]

ResponsesEdit

President Iván Duque expressed his solidarity to all of the victims' families and ordered an investigation to the incident.[6] President-elect Gustavo Petro urged for a ban to such events, citing that it was not the first time it happened.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pozzebon, Stefano (27 June 2022). "At least 4 dead, hundreds injured after collapse at stadium in Colombia". CNN. Retrieved 28 June 2022.
  2. ^ "Colombian bullfighting stadium stand collapses, killing four". ABC News. 27 June 2022. Retrieved 28 June 2022.
  3. ^ Alund, Natalie Neysa (27 June 2022). "At least four dead, hundreds hurt when wooden stands collapse during Colombian bullfight". USA Today. Retrieved 28 June 2022.
  4. ^ Castano, Aicha El Hammar (27 June 2022). "Colombia stadium collapse: At least 6 dead, 200 injured after stands crumble during bullfight". ABC 7 News. Retrieved 28 June 2022.
  5. ^ a b "Four killed after stand collapses during Colombia bullfight". Aljazeera. 27 June 2022. Retrieved 28 June 2022.
  6. ^ "Colombia Stadium Collapse Kills 4". Voice of America. 28 June 2022. Retrieved 30 June 2022.