Spectators were watching the bullfight in El Espinal, Colombia — about 100 miles southwest of Bogota — on Sunday when several bleachers collapsed, Tolima’s civil defense told ABC News.
In addition to the six dead, more than 200 were injured, 10 of whom are in serious condition, according to Tolima’s civil defense.
It’s unclear what caused the grandstands to collapse, ABC News reported.
Additional information was not immediately available.
The ethics surrounding bullfighting, in which the bull is killed at the end of the fight, have been questioned in recent years. While the practice is common in many Spanish-speaking countries, a judge in Mexico City earlier this month extended a ban on bullfighting indefinitely over complaints that bullfights violate residents’ right to a healthy environment free of violence, The Associated Press reported.
While four states in Mexico have already banned bullfighting, a ban in Mexico City could mark the end of nearly 500 years of bullfighting in Mexico and threaten the practice internationally, The AP reported.
ABC News’ Christine Theodorou contributed to this report.
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