Over 60 injured at Osasuna after railing collapses | Inquirer Sports

Over 60 injured at Osasuna after railing collapses

/ 09:44 AM May 19, 2014

Osasuna’s Oriol Riera laments as he sits on the bench of his team after Osasuna, a historic team of the Spanish League Soccer, was lowered to the second division of the Spanish league, at the end of the match between Osasuna and Betis, at El Sadar stadium, in Pamplona northern Spain, Sunday, May 18, 2014. AP

PAMPLONA, Spain — A railing collapsed as fans celebrated a goal during Osasuna’s home match against Real Betis on Sunday, leaving more than 60 spectators injured as they tumbled forward.

The incident at Osasuna’s packed Sadar Stadium occurred after Oriol Riera scored in the 12th minute. Celebrating fans were leaning and sitting on the metal barrier when it gave way. Dozens of people fell, with some crashing on top of those in front of them while others tumbled off the edge and to the ground.

Several people were attended to on the pitch by medical staff, with at least two taken away on stretchers.

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The club said that a total of 68 people were hurt. One man suffered a broken leg.

The match was delayed for 35 minutes before play restarted.

Osasuna was relegated to the second division despite winning the match 2-1 on the season’s last day.

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