Stadium collapses during Ligue1 match in France, multiple fatally injured!
On 30th September, during the Ligue 1 match between Amiens SC and Lille OSC , an unexpected incident took place which resulted in the suspension of the match.
On the 34th minute, the Lille fans were celebrating a goal by Fode Ballo-Toure in the away stand of the Amiens’ Stade de la Licorne stadium, when the stand collapsed injuring almost 20 supporters.
The game, a league fixture in France’s Ligue 1, has now been halted as injured fans are treated. Officials reported 18 fans had been hurt with at least three in a serious condition. Lille themselves said 20 had been hurt.
Mark Ingla Lille’s CEO said,“I would first like to have a very strong thought for our supporters and specifically for the injured. I hope with all my heart that they are well. We are waiting for more precise information. All energy and good thoughts must now go to them.”
“Tonight we also have the right to ask about the organizational and safety conditions proposed by the stadium and the Amiens club. We are quite disturbed, we are counting on the LFP so that responsibilities are identified for the victims of this accident and so that this can not happen again. It’s pretty incredible that this type of accident can happen today.”
He added on Twitter: “Lille wants the causes of this accident to be quickly identified, for its supporters and victims, and so that it can never happen again.”
Lille’s official Twitter account said three fans were taken to hospital, adding: “We give them all our support.”
Amiens wrote on its official club Twitter page: “All of our hearts are with the injured. We hope it’s not too serious.”