ESPN Colombia host gets crushed by a falling wall during live broadcast and his co-host kept talking

Jackson Thompson
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Carlos Orduz
A falling set piece crush ESPN Colombia Carlos Orduz on Tuesday night. Via Mike Sington on Twitter
  • A setpiece from ESPN Colombia fell on show host Carlos Orduz on Tuesday evening.

  • Orduz's co-host Francisco Javier Vélez was initially shocked but proceeded to close out the show.

  • Orduz later tweeted that he is okay after the crash.

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ESPN Colombia broadcaster Carlos Orduz was crushed by a falling piece of a wall inside the studio during a live broadcast on Tuesday evening.

During a discussion on Juventus' elimination from the Champions League, a loud crash interrupted the broadcast, and the falling set wall landed directly on Orduz, slamming him into a table.

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The camera then panned directly onto Orduz's co-host Francisco Javier Vélez, who was leading the discussion before the crash. Vélez was caught off guard by the incident and showed a frightened expression for several seconds before gathering his composure to cut to a commercial break. Another studio member could be heard telling Orduz to remain calm after the crash.

After the show, Orduz wrote on Twitter that he had a medical check-up and is doing okay, aside from some bruises and a blow to the nose. Orduz also thanked those who reached out to him.

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"To those who wrote to me and greeted me about the accident last night, I must tell you that I am fine, thank God after the medical check-up, of the respective examinations, any issue was ruled out, only a bruise and a blow to the nose," Orduz wrote in Spanish. "Greetings and thanks."

Three hours later, Orduz sent a video tweet of him verbally assuring viewers that he is okay. Orduz could stand up straight and deliver his message with his typical broadcaster's enthusiasm in the video.

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"I want to tell you that I'm fine," Orduz said in Spanish. He added that there was no damage other than "the scare."

Vélez also released a video over Twitter, echoing that Orduz was doing okay and expressed his appreciation for the support from colleagues and the general public.

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