The shocking incident happened when seating fell apart at the Emirates Riverside in Chester-le-Street, Durham
AT LEAST three spectators have been injured after a stand collapsed during England’s T20 international against the West Indies tonight.
The horrific incident happened ar around 9.30pm when seating fell apart at the Emirates Riverside in Chester-le-Street, Durham.
Shocking pictures on social media showed elevated flooring missing, and supporters moving away in fear of further collapses.
It is understood a female fan was hurt when she fell through the hole, before stewards and police evacuated the area.
England went on to lose the match against the Windies by 21 runs after rain delays.
Durham County Cricket Club said: “During the course of the second innings between England v West Indies, three spectators were injured when a small section of the North-East Terrace flooring became unstable causing them to fall.
“Stewards took precautionary action and evacuated that area of the stand efficiently.
“The stand is a permanent fixture at the venue and had passed inspections in the week prior to the match.”
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England tossed away a winning position and lost once more to the Windies team that broke their hearts last year.
Eoin Morgan’s men appeared in complete control in this one-off T20 showdown while Alex Hales was blazing his way to 43 from just 17 balls.
But then three wickets fell for the addition of just four runs – including Morgan, who continued his nightmare sequence of scoring just 12 runs in his last seven Twenty20 innings.
Although Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow threatened to put England back on course, their departure signalled the end and the Windies won by 21 runs.