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Temporary gallery collapse : Injured Kerala spectators getting better

- March 20, 2022

Thiruvananthapuram, March 21 (BPNS)

Many spectators who were injured when a temporary gallery collapsed at Malappuram district during a football tournament on Saturday are recouping at hospitals.

According to the Malappuram police around 200 people were injured and five people were said to be serious. However, hospital authorities in Malappuram when contacted told BPNS that those admitted are getting better.

The temporary gallery collapsed during a seven’s football match at the football-crazy Malappuram district and around 2000 people were present on the ground.

 Mohammed  Rafeeq , a spectator who was present at the stadium said, “The organizers had taken Rs 100 as ticket charge per head and the temporary bamboo gallery came down unable to bear the huge number that was above its capacity. The greed of the organizers resulted in the gallery collapse.”

The incident occurred at around 9.30 pm at Poongudu in Malapuram district on Saturday.