More than 100 people were injured in a collapse in a stadium in Telangana, southern India.
According to the CCTV news client citing media reports such as “India Today”, the opening ceremony of the 47th National Youth Kabaddi Championship is being held in the Suryapet region of Telangana on Monday (March 22) evening local time. The video posted on social media showed that the audience cheered on the stadium’s stairway. The atmosphere was enthusiastic. Suddenly the bleacher fell to the ground from back to front, and the audience was crushed underneath.
After the incident, the injured spectators were quickly taken to the hospital by ambulances, police cars and other means of transportation. Preliminary reports showed that more than 100 people were injured in the accident, two of them were seriously injured and have been sent to the provincial hospital for treatment.
It is reported that the main material of the stands is wood, which is not strong enough to support the weight of the audience may be the main cause of the accident. However, the police said that the specific cause of the accident still needs further investigation.
According to the plan, India’s 47th National Youth Kabaddi Championship will be held in Telangana from the 22nd to the 25th. 1,500 athletes from 29 Indian states and regions will participate. There are three stands at the scene, each with 5,000 spectator seats, the stadium can hold 15,000 spectators in total.