Four People in Hospital after a Football Stand Collapsed in Amiens

Jerome Frank
October 2, 2017

Amiens stadium barrier collapses injuring 29 fans in Ligue 1.

The incident occurred 15 minutes into the game after Fode Ballo-Toure had put Marcelo Bielsa's side ahead at the same end of the ground where the visiting supporters were situated.

Amiens hospital said that 29 people were injured in the collapse.

The match was abandoned and the stadium evacuated after a security meeting.

Although initial reports said no one was seriously hurt, an official from the LFP organizing body later said three fans were hospitalized, with 17 in total injured.

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The Amiens prosecutor has already opened an investigation to determine the causes of the accident.

The incident happened after a barrier gave way at the 12,000-capacity Amiens Unicorn stadium.

Ingla said: "Moreover, it seems that the president of Amiens SC lacked lucidity and has rushed in his statements. We hope that the French league identifies those responsible". Our supporters are impeccable and professional football needs to be better organised.

Both clubs took to social media site Twitter to offer solidarity and support in the need of the hour.

Somme prefect Philippe De Mester said "their life is not in danger" as he confirmed the injury toll had risen to 25.

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