18 fans injured after footie stand collapses during match

Horrific footage from the scene shows hundreds of fans piling ontop of one another as the barrier gave way

Horrific footage from the scene shows hundreds of fans piling ontop of one another as the barrier gave way

The incident happened when Lille's Fode Ballo-Toure ran towards the section of visiting fans after scoring the opening goal, prompting a surge that caused the barrier to give way.

Local official Philippe De Mester said the four seriously injured people were not in a life-threatening condition.

Really scary stuff. Early reports suggest about 20 fans were injured, with France 3 reporting three have been seriously hurt.

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Lille's official Twitter account posted a more positive update on Sunday, saying: "Six people are still hospitalised this Sunday morning, but the news is reassuring".

The stadium was fully evacuated following the incident.

Built in 1999, Amiens' Stade de la Licorne, has a capacity of 12,000.

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Amiens President Bernard Joannin, meanwhile, denied the barrier in the almost 20-year-old stadium had any issues and instead insinuated it was the actions of a group of Lille fans that caused its collapse.

Ingla added: "Professional football demands a certain number of organisational requirements, and in this context, these statements seem inappropriate and irresponsible. We hope it's not too serious". "Our supporters are irreproachable and professional football demands the best organisation".

Match delegate Noel Mannino said: In light of the events... it has been decided that the game would not resume.

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