Makeshift gallery of a football stadium collapses, more than 200 injured

The football stadium’s makeshift gallery collapsed around 9pm as a seven-a-side football final match was being played in Poongodu, a football-crazy village near Wandoor and Kalikavu.

The makeshift gallery of a football stadium has collapsed in Kerala.

More than 200 people were injured after the makeshift gallery of a football stadium near Wandoor in this northern district of Kerala collapsed on Saturday night, police said.

A video of the incident was shared by news agency ANI. The makeshift gallery was seen falling on spectators, triggering panic on the ground. The video also shows organizers and several others rushing to the scene after the incident.

Police said the incident was reported in Poongodu, a soccer-mad village near Wandoor and Kalikavu, where a seven-a-side soccer match was being played.

All the injured were taken to nearby hospitals. None of them are believed to be in serious condition, they said.

The incident happened around 9 p.m. as the final seven-a-side match between two local teams was being played.

Over 2,000 spectators were reportedly accommodated in the makeshift gallery.

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