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Stadium grandstand collapse in Russia, one woman dead and several people injured

Stand collapses in Russia during a football match: one woman dead, four children injured

During a youth football match in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, a serious accident occurred that resulted in the death of a woman and left numerous injured.

 The tragedy occurred due to strong gusts of wind that hit the grandstand, causing it to collapse suddenly.

Emergency Ministry Rostov
Tragedy in Rostov during a soccer match
During a youth football match in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, a serious accident occurred that resulted in the death of a woman and left numerous people injured. The tragedy occurred due to strong gusts of wind that hit the grandstand, causing it to suddenly collapse.
Emergency Ministry Rostov
The death toll and the injured
The governor of the region confirmed that the number of people injured following the collapse of the grandstand has risen to 36. Among the injured are 21 minors and four children who are in a very serious condition. One of them suffered a head injury and was rushed to the operating theatre.
Emergency Ministry Rostov
The deceased woman and her connection to the match
A woman, present at the stadium to cheer on her son who was playing in the football match, lost her life in the accident. Her tragic death deeply shocked the local community and highlighted the seriousness of the incident.
Emergency Ministry Rostov
Opening of criminal proceedings
After the collapse of the grandstand, criminal proceedings were opened to investigate the incident. The Russian authorities have started an investigation into the safety of the sports facilities and are trying to determine responsibility for the execution of the works and the provision of services. Those responsible could face up to six years in prison.
Emergency Ministry Rostov
Survivors' testimony
According to reports, when the gusts of wind intensified, the match was interrupted. Some children, seeking shelter from the rain, took refuge under the grandstand. It was at that very moment that the structure suddenly tipped over, causing the tragic accident. The testimony of the survivors will be crucial to fully understand the causes of the collapse and to determine the measures necessary to prevent similar tragedies from happening in the future.
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