Colombian president calls for bullfighting ban after grandstand collapse

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Colombian president-elect Gustavo Petro called on local authorities to ban bullfighting after another show in the town of Espinal, a grandstand collapsed and people were killed.

“We have already seen this in Sinselejo. I ask the leadership of the municipalities not to allow events that are accompanied by the death of people and animals,»,— he wrote on his Twitter.

The day before, in the Colombian city of Espinal, a tribune with spectators collapsed during a bull run. Authorities reported 200 injured and four dead, including — a three-year-old child.

Later, Major Luis Fernando Vélez, director of civil defense of the province, confirmed the information about the fifth death to local television and said that about 70 people were seriously injured. According to him, no one was left under the rubble, several people who were considered missing were found.

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