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At least five people are dead and more than 500 are injured after a stadium suddenly collapsed during a bull fight in Colombia.

Video shows the moment the wooden framework crumbled at the improvised stadium in El Espinal in Tolima, where annual San Juan and San Pedro festivities were underway.

The incident occurred during a “corraleja”, an event where members of the public jump into the ring to run alongside the bulls.

The improvised stadium collapsed during annual San Juan and San Pedro festivities.
The improvised stadium collapsed during annual San Juan and San Pedro festivities. (Supplied)

At least one bull has fled the stadium into neighbouring streets, according to reports.

Columbia’s president-elect Gustavo Petro has called for similar shows to be halted.

It's reported several people were in the ring with bulls when stadium stands gave way.
It’s reported several people were in the ring with bulls when stadium stands gave way. (Supplied)

“This had already happened before in Sincelejo,” he Tweeted.

“I ask the mayors not to authorise more shows with the death of people or animals.”

According to a local news report one local councillor said hospitals are not able to cope with the influx of patients.

“We need support from ambulances and neighbouring hospitals, many people are still unattended,” Iván Ferney Rojas told El Tiempo newspaper.

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