At least 1,500 people were injured in the Italian city of Turin on Saturday, June 3, when a bomb scare triggered a stampede in a city square, police said.
Thousands of football fans packed into Piazza San Carlo to watch Turin’s Juventus play Real Madrid in the Champions League final on a large screen. Shortly before the game ended, a loud noise caused panic.
— AFP news agency (@AFP) June 3, 2017
AFP reported 1,527 people had been treated for mostly minor injuries, according to local authorities. However, at least three people had sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries, including a young boy with chest injuries.
There are several reports that fireworks triggered the bomb scare but police have not confirmed this.
— The Local Italy (@TheLocalItaly) June 4, 2017
Real became the first team in the Champions League era to retain the trophy, beating Juventus 4-1. Their third victory in four seasons, Real have won the competition twelve times.