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    At Least 1,000 People Crushed in Stampede in Italy During Champions League Final

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    At least 1,000 people sustained injuries in a stampede which occurred in the Italian city of Turin among football fans watching the Champions League final on a large screen in the Piazza San Carlo square late Saturday.

    Almost 20,000 fans watched their hopes being dashed as Real Madrid devastated Juventus 4:1 despite many considering the Italian club to be the favorite of the match. After Cristiano Ronaldo scored the third goal, crackers went off reportedly prompting a bomb scare and stampede. Other reports suggest that the stampede was triggered by the fall of a metal gate on the pavement.

    Many were treated for bruises and cuts but 10 people are in serious condition, according to local Corriere TV

    Some senior witnesses drew parallels with the notorious Heysel disaster when 39 people, mostly Italians, lost their lives under a collapsed wall of the Brussels stadium hosting the 1985 European Cup Final between Juventus and Liverpool.


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