Staff Reporter

MALAPPURAM: Dozens of spectators were injured when the makeshift gallery of a football stadium collapsed at Areekode on Friday evening.

The accident occurred at 8.40 p.m. when the gallery on the western side of the stadium at Therattammal, Areekode, collapsed during the final match of the Janakeeya Sevens Football Tournament.

Chaos followed as people ran helter-skelter in the darkness. The injured were shifted to different hospitals in the neighbourhood. District Medical authorities said none was seriously injured. Locals said the previous day's rain might have caused the to fall.