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Chilean Club Colo Colo's Stadium Roof Collapses During Open Training Session

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Last Updated: October 02, 2022, 01:30 IST

Santiago, Chile

Colo Colo Stadium Roof Collapse (Twitter)

Colo Colo Stadium Roof Collapse (Twitter)

There were at least eight injuries after a considerable number of supporters were improperly located on the structure, which caused it to collapse

Several fans are feared to have been injured after a section of Santiago’s Estadio Monumental collapsed on Friday during an open training session hosted by Chilean club Colo Colo.

Footage on social media showed hundreds of cheering supporters in the stand before it gave way under their weight.

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Local emergency services attended the scene and Chilean newspaper La Tercera said there were at least eight injuries after “a considerable number of supporters were improperly located on the structure, which caused it to collapse".

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first published:October 02, 2022, 01:30 IST
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