Injured and Four Hospitalised After Stand Collapses at Amiens-Lille

Amiens fans

Amiens fans

Injured fans have been rushed away from the 12,000-capacity Stade de la Licorne stadium in Amiens by ambulance after people plummeted several feet from the stand down onto the pitch level.

Lille CEO Marc Ingla voiced his concerns about the incident on Twitter shortly after the match was called off and demanded a full investigation into what caused the barrier's collapse.

The incident occured in the 15th minute as the visiting fans celebrated Fode Ballo-Toure's scoring the opening goal.

French emergency services later reported 18 people had been hurt, three seriously.

The incident occurred in the first half and play was stopped in the 16th minute as officials made a decision to suspend the tie in which Lille were 1-0 ahead in the northern French derby.

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She said: "Our emotion and solidarity is with the Lille fans".

Numerous victims suffered leg and rib injuries, while four people are reportedly in a serious condition according to Sky News.

"We are quite disturbed, we are counting on the LFP (the French league's governing body) so that the responsibilities are identified for the victims of this accident and so that this can't happen again".

Neither Lille nor Amiens have had much success on the field this season.

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