HUNDREDS of football fans on Easter Day, narrowly escaped death while many others sustained various degrees of injury at Ojobo community in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State when a football viewing center they had converged to watch the European Premier League, EPL match collapsed on them.
Located at Oyateigha II quarters of the community, the viewing center which was built by the shore wall protection of the riverine community by an indigene of the community, was said to have collapse owing to the huge weight of the football fans that had trooped in to watch the Manchester United versus Chelsea match.
Giving details of the incident, a resident of the community, Boumoepre Youkere said the building which is mostly built with wood and zinc materials, came down at about 4:30p.m amidst screams from the fans.
“The building was overcrowded when it came down. At the end of the carnage, a lot of persons sustained various degrees of bone injuries as personal effects were also missing during the incident,” he added.