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Amiens: A Barrier Collapses During Football Match, Amiens vs Lille, 29 Injured including 5 Serious

The meeting of the 10th day of the championship of France was immediately interrupted …

At least 29 Lille supporters were injured, five seriously, after a barrier in the Amiens stadium collapsed under their weight as they celebrated the opening goal of their team, causing the interruption of the meeting of the 10th day of the championship of France.

Dozens of supporters fell to the ground

While Ballo Fode Touré headed towards the kop of LOSC after scoring, northerners fans rushed as one man over the fence separating the grandstand side of the lawn. Dozens of them ended up on the ground, crushed by their comrades.

The match was immediately interrupted in the 16th minute, the referee Thomas Leonard who returned both teams to the locker room. A scene of confusion then followed,First aiders of the Red Cross and firefighters providing first aid to the wounded in front of the riot police on the lawn. Chants against Amiens also came from the Lille fans, with the Amiens fans responding with whistles.

Injured legs and rib cage.

“There was a raid at the goal ie everyone down to the fence to celebrate. And suddenly, everyone fell on the ground and took the compressed rib cage. I do not even know how it’s possible to see it in League 1. I find it shameful. We can not accept that. I saw people who were struggling to catch their breath. I think there are many injured. At first, I was not afraid, I was especially surprised. This is the first time I see it, “said Bryan, a Lille support immediately after the tragedy.



According to a provisional toll released to AFP at 10.45pm by the CHU Amiens, the fall of the barrier has at least 29 injured, five seriously. Many of them were wounded in the legs and chest.

The match was stopped and postponed to a later date. Our reporter on the spot has been found that at 9pm, fans were leaving the stadium, with the exception of Lille fans who said they wanted to remain in their places until the wounded are treated at the entrance to the grandstand.

Messages of support for victims

Shortly after the tragedy, the messages of support to victims have multiplied on social networks by the clubs and players.

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