Lille chief executive says barrier collapse must never happen again

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The casualties - three of them seriously hurt - have been evacuated from Amiens' 12,000 capacity Stade de la Licorne during their Ligue 1 clash with Lille.

Following a goal form Lille, the visiting fans of the team celebrated the goal by rushing down the section where they were sitting.

Amiens, just promoted to Ligue 1 this season, said fans left the stadium without incident after the announcement that the game would not resume.

The fact that the stadium was being refurbished has nothing to do with the barrier collapse, according to French authorities.

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Lille CEO Marc Ingla voiced his concerns about the incident on Twitter shortly after the match was called off and demanded a full investigation into what caused the barrier's collapse.

"But LOSC have the right to question the conditions and security proposed for our supporters by the club and stadium in Amiens". Our supporters are impeccable and professional football needs to be better organised. "We hope this is not too serious". Lille said club president Gerard Lopez would visit the hospital on Sunday.

Amiens said in a statement: "Amiens and its leadership wants to express its solidarity with the injured Lille supports and their family and assure that their health is more important than anything else".

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