Gallery made of wooden planks collapses during a Kabaddi match in Telangana, 100 spectators injured

Updated on Mar 22, 2021 09:50 PM IST

The incident happened during the 47th national junior Kabaddi tournament in which players from other states were also participating.

Telangana energy minister G Jagadeesh Reddy meeting the injured in Suryapet on Monday evening.(HT Photo)
Telangana energy minister G Jagadeesh Reddy meeting the injured in Suryapet on Monday evening.(HT Photo)
By | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi

At least 100 spectators were injured when a temporary gallery made of wooden planks collapsed minutes before the inauguration of a kabbadi tournament in Suryapet town of Telangana on Monday, police said. At least 20 of them are critically injured, they added.

All the injured were rushed to a local hospital in Suryapet.

The collapse was apparently due to the weak structure made of wood and other materials, news agency PTI reported. However, the exact cause of the mishap would be known only after investigation, PTI quoted the police as saying.

The incident happened during the 47th national junior Kabaddi tournament in which players from other states were also participating. Three viewers gallery were erected for the match, once of them collapsed, the police said.

Telangana energy minister G Jagadeesh Reddy met the injured spectators at the hospital in Suryapet where they were admitted.

A footage of the accident and people falling down was broadcast by local TV news channels. The spectators were unable to move after the fall.

The kabaddi tournament was being jointly organised by the Telangana Kabaddi Association and the Kabaddi Association of Suryapet.

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