Dozens injured when barricade collapses in Kuwait's Gulf Cup

 06 Jan 2018 - 18:57

Dozens injured when barricade collapses in Kuwait's Gulf Cup
National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim checks on wellbeing of wounded Omani fans

AP

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait's state-run news agency (KUNA) says more than 30 football fans, most from Oman, sustained injuries when a glass barricade collapsed in a stadium in Kuwait City.

The incident occurred Friday evening after fans gathered on the barricade to greet the Omani team, which beat the United Arab Emirates in a penalty shootout to win the Arabian Gulf Cup finals. 

KUNA says the prime minister ordered a committee to attend to injured fans. Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah also ordered an investigation into the incident.

The news agency published pictures Saturday of the prime minister and others visiting the injured fans in a hospital in Kuwait.