More than 100 spectators were wounded after a stand collapsed during the 47th Junior National Kabaddi Championship in Telangana's Suryapet on Monday. The mishap occurred at the SP Office grounds in Suryapet where a large crowd had gathered to watch the inaugural ceremony of the tournament.
As per the witnesses, 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 rushed 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 association with the Kabaddi Association of 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 5,000 people. The ground has a total seating capacity of about 15,000 spectators. Over 1,500 participants from 29 states are participating in the Kabaddi championship.