LIMA, Peru – Police in Peru say the metal bleachers at a soccer stadium have collapsed right before a youth championship, injuring 117 people. A dozen fans suffered serious injuries.
Lima Fire Chief Alfonso Panizo tells RPP radio most of those hurt have minor injuries, but he says 12 seriously injured people have been hospitalized. He says there are no fatalities.
More than 80 firefighters pulled people from the seats after they collapsed Friday. Firefighters estimate more than 500 people were in the stands. The cause of the collapse is still under investigation.