Injured and Four Hospitalised After Stand Collapses at Amiens-Lille

BREAKING: 18 fans injured after footie stand collapses during match

A number of fans were injured - some severely - after a safety barrier at Bongani Zungu's Amiens game against Lille collapsed on Saturday night.

At least 29 people were hurt in the incident, which occurred in the 16th minute of Amiens' Ligue 1 match with Lille at the Stade de la Licorne. The football club hopes to find the person responsible for the stadium to be in such a state during a match, "said the angry CEO of the guests Mark Ingla".

The match was stopped by the referee as emergency services rushed onto the pitch to attend to the injured, some of whom were carried away on stretchers.

"Three people were evacuated and are seriously injured while 17 others have minor injuries", a Ligue 1 official said (via Goal.com) after the incident that caused the match to be abandoned.

Somme prefect Philippe De Mester said the stadium was being refurbished but insisted the painting and roofing work has nothing to do with the collapse. He added there was a security inspection of the venue before the game.

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

"Police warned us that 200 very angry ultras were in the section reserved for Lille fans", Joannin said (via Sportskeeda.com).

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