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Soccer Stadium Stand Collapses, 100+ People Injured (Video)

| by Michael Allen

More than 100 people were injured on Sunday when an entire soccer stand collapsed at a stadium in Bekal, India before a match between the Saban Kottakkal and Mohammadans Mouval.

As pre-game entertainment, a young man was performing soccer ball tricks on the field when the entire stand suddenly fell, notes The Telegraph.

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The incident was caught on video (below) from three different angles at the Bekal Brothers Sports Club.

Local officals believe that heavy rain weakened the wooden stand, which was held together by iron rods.

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More than 100 injured fans, including six people in serious condition, were taken to local hospitals, reports InsideWorldSoccer.com.

Police have opened a criminal case against the Bekal Brothers Sports Club.

Sources: The Telegraph and InsideWorldSoccer.com