The date of publishing: Friday, September 30, 2022, 7:48 p.m
Update date: Friday, September 30, 2022, 7:55 p.m
Colo Colo fans gathered in huge numbers at the Estadio Monumental to watch the team train and cheer on the players ahead of Sunday’s game against Universidad Catolica.
Shocking scenes in Chile. Part of a grandstand at the Estadio Monumental collapsed on the spectators
In the images presented on social networks and taken over by the international press, it can be seen how the upper part of one of the stands, where many supporters were, collapses.
???? THE LATEST | Moment in which the structure collapses in the Monumental Stadium due to a harangue from Colo Colo fans. (@rodrigogomezf)
— Alert News Chile (@AlertNewsCL)
“It could be a tragedy. There are several people injured, after part of a stand collapsed at Estadio Monumental. This happened after fans climbed onto the roof of the Cordillera sector
The incident happened exactly when the 33rd anniversary of the arena’s inauguration was being celebrated. In the images, you can also see how the huge billboards also collapse on the audience”writes the publication Bio Bio, from Chile, which announces that, from the first information, there is eight people injured.
Also, the cited source adds that several people went to the hospital on their own.
The exact moment when the roof of the Monumental Stadium fell????
After this, the Colo-Colo squad went to the dressing rooms and the Arengazo was over ????
– Popular Sentiment (@prensapopularcl)
“According to preliminary information, no one was seriously injured. The players immediately entered the locker room after this incident.
Several ambulances entered the Estadio Monumental to treat the injured and those trapped in that sector of the stadium. The fire department was also called.reports another Chilean newspaper, Futuro.