Fans are feared injured after Chile football stadium roof collapses as fans watch players train

  • Colo Colo fans were in the Estadio Monumental stadium in Macul, Santiago
  • Were watching players train ahead of Universidad Católica match on Sunday
  • Shocking images show one of the stands – filled with fans – as it collapses
  • The training session was suspended as several fans were feared to be injured 

Several fans are feared to be injured after the roof of a football stadium in Chile collapsed as they were watching players train. 

Colo Colo fans were in the 47,000-capacity Estadio Monumental stadium in Macul, Chile for a training session – while more were waiting outside to celebrate the stadium’s 33-year anniversary. 

Snapshots from a shocking video posted on Twitter shows the stadium erupting in cheers as the audience watches the players.

But seconds later one of the bleachers – filled with fans – appears to disintegrate completely and crashes to the ground and onto people below.  

Several Colo Colo fans are feared to be injured after a section of the Estadio Monumental stadium in Macul collapsed. A shocking video posted on Twitter shows the stadium erupting in cheers as the audience watches the players

One of the bleachers – filled with supporters – appears to disintegrate completely and crashes to the ground

Edmundo Valladres, former president of the social club, told Radio Bío Bío: ‘We saw it from a distance and we are going to get closer to see what happened and if it is necessary to provide help, if there are injuries.’ 

The football team are due to play Universidad Católica on Sunday but the incident meant the training session was suspended. 

The battle between the two teams is considered to be one of the biggest rivalries in Chile.  

Colo Colo fans celebrate the entrance in the field of their team to play against Mexico’s Pachuca in the South American Cup final on December 13, 2006

Colo Colo is a Chilean professional football club and they have never been relegated from the Chilean Primera División – the top tier of Chilean football.

Estadio Monumental stadium first opened in 1975 with a capacity of 25,000 people. 

It reopened in 1989 to host more than 60,000 but after a fatality in 1993 it was modernised and now holds 47,000 fans. 

Estadio Monumental stadium – also known as Monumental David Arellano – has a 47,000 capacity (pictured: Colo Colo fans on April 13)

The football team are due to play Universidad Católica on Sunday but the incident stopped the training session

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