Injured Omani Fans Leave Hospital, Probe Launched

Published January 6th, 2018 - 11:16 GMT
A wounded fan awaits treatment after a glass barrier broke at the end of the Gulf Cup of Nations 2017 final football match between Oman and the UAE at the Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad Stadium in Kuwait City on January 5, 2018.
Yasser Al-Zayyat / AFP
A wounded fan awaits treatment after a glass barrier broke at the end of the Gulf Cup of Nations 2017 final football match between Oman and the UAE at the Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad Stadium in Kuwait City on January 5, 2018. Yasser Al-Zayyat / AFP

The vast majority of Omani football fans who were injured a day earlier while celebrating their country’s Arabian Gulf Cup win have been discharged from hospital, Kuwait’s Public Authority for Sport (PAS) said yesterday.

A number of Kuwaiti officials have consistently checked on the wellbeing of the Omani fans, who plunged to the ground at the packed Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium on Friday after a glass barrier shattered, PAS’ Director General Dr Homoud Flaiteh told reporters.

He added that a probe has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate mishap.


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