Telangana: Stand collapsed during the 47th Junior National Kabaddi Championship in Telangana’s Suryapet on Monday over 100 spectators were injured.
The accident took place at the SP Office grounds in Suryapet where a large crowd had gathered to watch the inaugural ceremony of the 47th National Junior Kabaddi tournament. Suddenly, a stand on which many people were seated collapsed.
A video of the scene shows people falling in a wave-like motion as the stand collapses. The injured have been shifted to local hospitals. Two people who are critical at the moment have been shifted to Hyderabad for specialised treatment.
The sporting event was organised by the Telangana Kabaddi Association in Suryapet district and it was inaugurated today and is supposed to go on till March 25 at the SP Office grounds in Suryapet. Three stands were built on the ground of Suryapet, each with a seating capacity of about 5000 people. The ground has a total seating capacity of about 15,000 spectators.
Over 1500 participants from 29 states are participating in the Kabaddi championship. For the first time, Sikkim is taking part in a national-level event.