Football: 68 fans hurt after Osasuna fence falls in La Liga relegation game
Published on May 19, 2014 6:05 AM
MADRID (AFP) - Osasuna and Valladolid were relegated to the Spanish second division on Sunday, but the final round of La Liga matches was overshadowed by the collapse of a barrier which injured 58 fans at Osasuna’s El Sadar stadium in Pamplona.
The Navarran Red Cross confirmed 10 people, including children, were taken to hospital and a further 48 suffered minor injuries when the barrier gave way under the pressure of fans surging forward after Oriol Riera had given Osasuna the lead against already-relegated Real Betis.
A number of spectators had to be carried to safety on stretchers with the players helping to lift them to safety.
“Many thanks to the Osasuna staff, security team, fans and a number of people that have collaborated with the work of our volunteers,” the Navarran Red Cross added on their official Twitter page.
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