Rome, June 4: Over 400 people were injured in a stampede after mistaking firecrackers for an explosion or gunshots caused panic in Italy’s Turin city where Juventus supporters had gathered to watch the Champions League final against Real Madrid on giant TV screens.
It took place in the city’s Piazza San Carlo square on Saturday night, thousand of the fans had gathered to watch the Champions League final in front of a giant screen.
According to media reports, five people were seriously injured.
The incident happened at around 10.15 p.m., when the fans tried to get away as quickly as possible, only to end up crammed against the retaining walls.
Security forces and firefighters rushed to the site and immediately worked to get the situation back to normal.
The vast majority of fans left the square after the alarm and only a few remained until the end of the Champions League final in Cardiff, in which Real Madrid beat Juventus, the Italian football club, 4-1.