At least 27 injured during basketball game in Egypt

Officials said at least 27 people were injured when sections of the stands collapsed during a basketball game in Cairo, Egypt on Saturday night.

A stampede during the third quarter of the Super Cup match between Cairo’s Al Ahly and Alexandria’s Al Ittihad might have caused the October 6 basketball accident in Egypt, the officials said.

No one suffered life-threatening injuries, according to officials, with most having broken bones.

The A Hassan Moustafa Sports Hall stand section appeared to crumble in video footage posted online.

Egypt hosted the 2021 World Men’s Handball Championship three years ago before the multi-purpose arena opened. Since 2015, when 22 football fans died after police used tear gas excessively at a Cairo stadium, sports have been incident-free in Egypt. More than 70 people were killed in one of the world’s worst football-related incidents in Port Said in 2012 when a riot broke out.


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