BREAKING: More Than 1500 INJURED After Full PANIC At Crowded Sports Event- Here’s What We Know

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Dean James AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS

 1,500 people were injured when panic swept through a crowded city square after a loud noise that sounded like bomb struck the fear of a terrorist attack. 

It happened as thousands of fans were watching the Champions League final on giant TV screens in Piazza San Carlo in the northern Italian city of Turin, according to reports.

Authorities said that the crowd “was taken by panic and by the psychosis of a terror attack,” fearing that the loud noise was caused by terrorists. The source of the loud noise that triggered the stampede remained unclear but there are reports that fans started to panic when fireworks explosions caused “one or more people shouting that a bomb had gone off.”

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Fans were trampled as they tried to flee.

Marco Gulini said he was pushed to the ground by the surging crowd.

“Fortunately, I managed to escape,” he said. “I was so scared, very terrified, as if escaping a narrow death.

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Another fan, Agnello Vietiello, said the force of people pushing created “a jostling, just like an earthquake. The ground was shaking.”

Most of the injured were treated for cuts and light contusions. Three, including a young boy who suffered cranial and thoracic trauma, were in serious condition, officials said.

Afterwards shoes and bags littered the ground, people were seen limping and searching desperately for friends and relatives, a witness said.

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Local officials questioned the wisdom of allowing the party to take place in a city piazza and not in a park with more emergency exits, as well as the failure to ban glass bottles, which were the source of many injuries.

Living in fear. Wonderful…

God bless.

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