Two spectators were injured Tuesday after a bamboo-built box collapsed when a thunderstorm accompanied by heavy showers hit the Eden Gardens, where an Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Deccan Chargers was scheduled, police said.
“Two spectators, Sambhu Prasad and Om Prakash Barui, were injured after the venue operating management box collapsed on them. They have been shifted to a hospital. Disaster management and police personnel are at the site,” Assistant Commissioner of Police Deepak Kumar Dutta said.
The met department had predicted a thunder squall with wind speed reaching between 40 and 50 kmph.
The rain delayed the start of the match.