A bomb scare triggered panic among Juventus fans watching the Champions League final in Turin on Saturday, leaving almost 400 football fans injured, as indicated by local police.
According to AFP reporters at the scene said Chaotic scenes ensued ten minutes before the finish of the match, obviously triggered by firecrackers being let off and some parts of the fans were yelling that a bomb had gone off.
That was sufficient to trigger a charge out of the city’s Piazza San Carlo, in which the injuries happened, the occurrence intensified dark night for Juventus fans, who lost emphatically to Real Madrid.
The square was cleared so rapidly it was left strewn with shoes ripped off people’s feet as they ran.
“The main cause of this was a bomb panic, to comprehend what triggered it we should hold up a while,” said local official Renato Saccone, the regent of Turin.
Police said some up to 400 fans had required hospital treatment with two of them in a critical condition. A few injuries happened after a railing around the passageway to an underground parking underneath the square gave path under the heaviness of the squash.
The local media referred to more established Juventus fans present as saying the bomb scare had evoked agonising recollections of the 1985 Heysel calamity in which 39, for the most part, Italian died when fans were crushed by a collapsing wall before the begin of that year’s European Cup final against Liverpool.