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3 Seriously Injured & Dozens More Taken To Hospital After Football Stadium Barrier Collapse

By NewsRoom24 on September 30th, 2017 / Views

At least 20 people have been injured after a safety barrier at a football stadium collapsed during a game this evening. Dozens of fans celebrating Fode Ballo-Toure’s goal during the 15th minute in Amiens, France, were thrown to the ground during the incident.

At least three people are said to have been seriously injured. A number of fans have been rushed to hospital after paramedics raced to Stade de la Licorne stadium. The match between Amiens and Lille was abandoned after the incident.

At least 20 were hurt in the crush (Picture: AFP/ Francois Lo Presti/ Getty Images)

A safety barrier fell through and hundreds of fans fell with it (Picture: AFP/ Francois Lo Presti/ Getty Images)

Members of the stadium staff stand by the stadium barrier that collapsed (Picture: AFP/ Francois Lo Presti/ Getty Images)

Shocking video from the pitch shows the moment all of the fans came crashing down onto one another. Other fans and officials were seen scrambling to help those beneath the crush.

Match delegate Noel Mannino said: ‘In light of the events, and given the fact that about 20 were injured, three of them seriously, it has been decided that the game would not resume.’

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