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Fans in near-stampede in Turin after Champions League match

Fans in near-stampede in Turin after Champions League match

A bomb scare triggered panic among Juventus fans assembled to watch the Champions League final in Turin on Saturday, leaving some 200 supporters injured, according to local police.

A seven-year-old boy is reported to be in critical condition in hospital with head and chest injuries.

A mock replica of the Champions League trophy sits in front of an ambulance in San Carlo square after the stampede.

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Meanwhile, former champion Stan Wawrinka is through to the fourth round with a 7-6 (2) 6-0 6-2 win against Italian Fabio Fognini . The third-round match between a pair of past major champions was much tighter than the straight-set scoreline might indicate.

Real defeated Juventus 4-1 to win the Champions League for the 12th time.

The reason for the panic was that a banister of a stairway to an underground parking lot collapsed - some thought they heard explosions - which led to people getting injured when they tried to flee the area, the reports said.

Juventus' supporters carry an injured woman in Piazza San Carlo after a panic movement in the fanzone in Turin, Italy, June 3, 2017.

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The suspects were confronted and shot by police at Borough Market within eight minutes of the first emergency call being made. She said it was a fast-moving investigation and her thoughts were with "those who are caught up in these terrible events".

The square was evacuated so quickly it was left strewn with sneakers ripped off people's feet as they ran.

Afterwards shoes and bags littered the ground, people were seen limping and searching desperately for friends and relatives, the witness said.

Thousands of football fans were watching a live relay of Juventus' Champions League final against Real Madrid in Cardiff. "To understand what triggered it we will have to wait a while", Renato Saccone, the prefect of Turin, was quoted as saying by AFP.

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Local authorities are still looking for other survivors and IOM staff are now working to identify bodies and bury the deceased. The deaths were discovered when six survivors arrived in the remote town of Agadez on the edge of the Sahara.

Just as the European Champions League final was taking place, terrorists struck at the heart of London, killing six people in a series of vehicle and knife attacks.


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