January 19, 2018
Saturday, February 19, 2011

Seating area collapses in Perú stadium, 117 injured

A metal seating area collapsed in the national Monumental Stadium in Lima yesterday evening, causing 117 people to be injured, with 14 severe cases. The accident happened at the opening event for the youth football Crema Championship.

Those injured were taken to local hospitals, Viarte and Hipólito Unanue, others with minor injuries are being taken to 2 de Mayo hospital. Two of the severely injured had to undergo emergency operations on arrival.

Members of the national Police force, and a representative from the Public Ministry began an investigation to determine the cause of the accident and deal with those responsible.

“For events like these, when the amount of spectators is to exceed 3,000 people, authorisation from district officials is necessary. Permission needs to be requested from the National Civic Defence Institute, which didn’t happen,” explained the head of City Security Gabriel Prado.

He further mentioned that the conditions of the space before its collapse are to be looked into, as part of the overall investigation. It has been said that as part of the stadium was being repaired, therefore causing them to set up a separate seating area on the other side of the stadium.

The Ute stadium is one of the biggest in Perú, where the University Sports club form part of.



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