Hyderabad: At least 50 people were injured as a temporary gallery collapsed just before the start of a Kabaddi tournament at Guntakandla in Suryapet district of Telangana on Monday evening, reported news agencies. All the injured were hospitalised. Of them, five or six suffered fractures. The severity of the injuries sustained by the others was yet to be known, the police said.Also Read - 15-Year-Old Hyderabad Boy, Inspired By KGF’s Rocky Bhai, Smokes Entire Pack Of Cigarettes; Hospitalised After Falling Severely Ill

The collapse was apparently due to the weak structure made of wood and other materials. However, the exact cause of the mishap would be known only after investigation, the police added. Also Read - Hyderabad Woman Repeatedly Stabbed on Busy Road; Video Goes Viral

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The spectators were unable to move after the fall and were immediately taken to hospital by ambulances, police vehicles and other vehicles, a senior police official said. “We are monitoring the situation at both the gallery and at the hospital,” Suryapet District Superintendent of Police R Bhaskaran told PTI over phone.

A footage of the accident and people falling down was broadcast by local TV news channels and soon went viral on social media. Watch here:

The accident occurred just before the start of the 47th Junior National Kabaddi Championship. The tournament was being jointly organised by the Telangana Kabaddi Association and the Kabaddi Association of Suryapet District.

(With inputs from agencies)