19 Feb '11, 4am

Estimated 100 injured in Peru stadium collapse

LIMA - AN ESTIMATED 100 people were injured when a metal platform collapsed at a football stadium during a youth match in Lima, rescue workers said. The accident occurred during a match at the big Estadio Monumental operated by the Club Universitario de Deportes. Alfonso Panizo, a spokesman for the fire department, estimated that 100 children and adults were taken to hospitals after falling from the platform. Earlier, a health official said 53 people were hospitalised when the metal structure collapsed. One witness told RPP radio the platform appeared to collapse from excess weight. The witness said a large crowd was attending the Copa Crema youth cup match. -- AFP

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