Lille fans injured as football stand collapses during Amiens match — at least 18 hurt


The stick out at Amiens’ Stade de la Licorne stadium collapsed midway through a compete with with Lille. 

Horrifying photos appear to show a barrier sending way, sending fans tumbling through the air. 

The fans appear to have glorifying a goal when the barrier at the front of the stand collapsed. 

Emergency wage-earners including paramedics, Red Cross workers, firefighters and the two clubs’ doctors scrambled to the scene. 

The game, a league fixture in France’s Ligue 1, has now been brought as injured fans are treated. 

Officials said 18 fans had been depressed with at least three in a serious condition. Lille themselves bid 20 had been hurt.

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A stand has collapsed at Amiens football cudgel leaving Lille fans injured

After a security meeting, the bout was postponed. 

Marc Ingla, Lille’s CEO, has demanded an explanation for the accident. 

He tweeted: “We are firstly opinion of our supporters. 

“Lille has the right to question the conditions of reception and security sexual advanced for our supporters by the club and the stadium of Amiens.

“Lille wants the cause of this disaster to be quickly identified, for its supporters and victims so that this can never become of come upon again.”

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Lille fans are treated after the collapse at Amiens

Hosts Amiens FC tweeted: “The testimonies and rescue services are evacuating the wounded. 

“Thoughts with the wounded. We prospect this is not too serious.”

They later added: “The match has definitely been tarry.

“The stadium is being evacuated in a calm manner.” 

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A player in the Lille-Amiens competition watches as supporters fall after the stand collapse

Lille tweeted: “The correspond is stopped. A big thought for our supporters. It is hopefully nothing serious.

“There were 20 maltreated in the incident, three of which were evacuated to the hospital.

“We are giving them all our keep.”

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