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Woman Falls Out of Stands

April 3, 2000

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ A woman fell out of the stands and landed in a runway about eight feet below during halftime of the women’s NCAA championship game between Tennessee and UConn on Sunday night.

The woman, who was not identified, fell over a railing and into the hallway leading to the UConn locker room at the First Union Center. She was fitted with a neck brace and taken away on a stretcher.

The woman was treated at the arena, then taken to two different hospitals, nursing supervisors said. An arena official said she did not want her name released, and her condition was not immediately known.

No railing gave way. The security official said the woman was trying to walk through a section of the stands when she fell.

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