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At least four dead and 500 injured when a grandstand collapsed at a bullfighting festival in Colombia

At least four people were killed and hundreds injured after a grandstand collapsed during a bullfighting festival.

Horror images show the wooden structure that fell to the ground at the makeshift stadium in El Espinal, Colombia.

The scaffolding collapsed during the bullfight

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The scaffolding collapsed during the bullfightPhoto credit: ÚltimaHoraCaracol – Twitter
Hundreds of people were injured

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Hundreds of people were injuredCredit: noticiasrcn
Shocking footage showed the grandstands tipping forward

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Shocking footage showed the grandstands tipping forwardPhoto credit: Twitter

Several cops fled the stadium into the streets of San Pedro in fear as panicked revelers tried to help those trapped.

Four people were confirmed dead and at least 500 others were injured.

Shocking footage shows the moment the grandstands – packed with hundreds of men, women and children – collapsed.

The crates can be seen tipping forward before hitting the ground.

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Other spectators fell from other parts of the stands after part collapsed.

Rescue workers were dispatched to rescue those trapped under the rubble.

It is unclear why the grandstands collapsed.

Authorities urged people in and around the stadium to remain calm, reports El Tiempo.

A statement from the Espinal Mayor’s Office said: “We deeply regret what happened in the bullring.

“We want to call for calm in the entire community.

“Once the emergency was known, the relief organizations acted immediately and managed to evacuate the injured to first aid at the San Rafael Hospital in the community.”

Officials are now investigating the cause of the incident.

Other revelers fell out of boxes after part of the stands collapsed

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Other revelers fell out of boxes after part of the stands collapsedPhoto credit: Twitter

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