MARSEILLE — At least 13 people have been injured, one critically, after English and Russian football fans clashed with each other in the French port city of Marseille after the match between England and Russia on Saturday..
AP news agency reported late on Saturday that Russian fans assaulted their English adversaries inside the stadium, right after their countries’ opening match ended in a dramatic 1-1 draw.
Russian supporters were seen storming a section of the ground housing England fans, causing them to flee after the final whistle of the match at the Stade Velodrome.
Video footage and still images posted on social media showed people running towards one side of the stadium in order to escape. Some fans walked through the city bare-chested and with blood dripping from head wounds.
Police made at least six arrests on Saturday, adding to the nine from Friday, and those charged could face trial as early as Monday.
Marseille’s emergency services said among those who were injured were one middle-aged man who was knocked unconscious, while one England supporter suffered a heart attack.
Police used water cannon and tear gas to disperse the crowd.
“Once again, as over the last 30 years, an international football competition has been the scene of clashes between violent people claiming to be supporters of their national team,” Bernard Cazeneuve, French interior minister, said in a statement after the incident.Follow @gorkhapost
2 injured as bomb goes off at Ward Chair’s house
DAMAK — An unidentified group detonated a bomb at the house of Bhim Poudel, a Ward Chairperson of the Damak Municipality Ward Number 7, last night, injuring two people including a woman.
The injured were hit by shrapnel due to the explosion. The explosion has also caused minor damages to the house which is located some 500 metres to the east of the Area Police Office, Damak.
It was a powerful explosion and it is not known who carried it out, police said.
Those injured in the incident are Semu Rai and Tilochan Pokhrel who had come to visit their relatives at the house next to Poudel’s house.
Both them who have been wounded in the hands and legs are being treated at the Lifeline Hospital in Damak. Rai is a staff at the same hospital.
Police has started an investigation into the case. Meanwhile, the Nepal Communist Party led by Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav) has today issued a press release saying those playing main role in evicting the landless squatters in the disputed market area in Damak. It had specifically named Wrad Chair Poudel and Mayor Romnath Oli.
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