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Turin stampede left 1,500 Juventus fans injured

About 1,500 Juventus fans  were injured in the Italian city of Turin after a firecracker provoked a stampede on Saturday night, police say.

Thousands of football fans were watching a live relay of Juventus’ Champions League final against Real Madrid in Cardiff when a bang was heard and rumours of an explosion spread.

At least seven people, including a seven-year-old child, were seriously hurt

It is the 12th Champions League title for Real Madrid.

With 10 minutes of the second half remaining, crowds rushed away from the centre of Piazza San Carlo, crushing people against barriers.

Bags and shoes were left scattered on the ground as people ran screaming out of the square.

Some of the injuries occurred when a barrier around the entrance to an underground car park gave way.

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