Mangaluru: There are rumours that three galleries of Pro Kabaddi Tournament had collapsed on April 15 and several injured.
When the Correspondent of Mangalorean.com contacted the organizers about the rumours spread through social media, speaking to mangalorean.com one of the organizers said, “When part of the gallery collapsed at around 9:30 pm, one videographer who was covering the event live suffered a leg fracture and has been admitted to A J Hospital. Another 6 persons are also admitted to the hospital with minor injuries.”
He further said, “Seventeen people have been treated as outpatients and seven are admitted. This is the first time we have organized this tournament and all measures have been taken for the smooth functioning of the tournament. Our intention is not to cause harm to anyone”.
On April 16, the tournament will start at 4:00 pm, considering the safety of the spectators all the galleries will be removed and chairs, will be set. He also urged not to spread false rumours since organizing such an event is very difficult and our intention is to promote Kabaddi.
There were very few media representatives present for the inaugural programme but to spread false rumours there are a number of people involved. Kindly support the organizers for the good work they have done in organizing a National Pro Kabaddi tournament for the first time in Mangaluru and not spread false rumours to create panic among the people.
Oscar Fernandes, MLA Moideen Bava, and other leaders visited the hospital. The organizers were present in the hospital till 3:00 AM and have taken care of all the injured during treatment.
According to hospital sources, there were 24 persons brought to the hospital. Seventeen of them have been treated as outpatients and 7 are admitted. They have suffered minor injuries and they will be discharged soon.