Spectators watched a bullfight in El Espinal, Colombia – about 100 miles southwest of Bogota – on Sunday when several grandstands collapsed, the Tolima Civil Defense told ABC News.
In addition to the six people who died, more than 200 were injured, 10 of whom are in critical condition, according to the Tolima Civil Defense.
It is unclear what caused the collapse of the stands, This was reported by ABC News.
Additional information was not available immediately.
In recent years, the ethics of bullfighting, which involves killing a bull at the end of a competition, has been questioned. Although this practice is common in many Spanish-speaking countries, a judge in Mexico City extended the ban on bullfighting indefinitely earlier this month due to complaints that bullfights violate residents’ rights to a healthy environment without violence, according to the Associated Press.
While four states in Mexico have already banned bullfighting, a ban in Mexico could mark the end of nearly 500 years of bullfighting in Mexico and could threaten the practice internationally, the AP reported.
Christine Theodora of ABC New contributed to this report.
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