Panicked Football Fans Cause Stampede After Firecrackers Set Off In Italy
Juventus fans watching the Champions League Final in Turin, Italy ran in every direction after reports of an explosion.
But local media have insisted there was no bomb or explosion, with some people on social media claiming the panic was caused by someone setting off firecrackers.
Seems to have been a firecracker that went off that sparked panic in #Turin #ChampionsLeagueFinal2017 pic.twitter.com/EamU0f8IjB
- eleanor biles (@ellybiles) June 3, 2017
The incident caused thousands of people to run away from the fan zone, causing some to be injured in the crush. There are reports of as many as 30 people being wounded from the stampede.
UPDATE: At least 30 people have been injured after panic erupts at a square in the Italian city of Turin - ANSA https://t.co/9xR5aDGe7x
- BNO News (@BNONews) June 3, 2017
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Hoping everyone in Turin Square is ok reports of a explosion in Juventus fan area.pic.twitter.com/CfCyxJimdi
- Mootaz (@MHChehade) June 3, 2017
Earlier, the San Carlo Square was packed with people setting off flares and waving banners. Real Madrid won 4-1 in the match played in Cardiff, Wales.
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