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Collapse of seating injures 18 at Iniesta interview

May 15, 2018

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A temporary stand of seats collapsed during a television interview with Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta on Tuesday, injuring 18 people.

Iniesta was not hurt in the incident in Barcelona at a municipal soccer field, where a television producer set up the seating for spectators to watch the interview.

Barcelona’s city hall said 11 people, including two minors, were taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for contusions. The other seven people hurt were treated on site.

“After the scare we all had this morning, I want to send a message of support to all those who were there today and my hope that those injured recover as quickly as possible,” Iniesta wrote on Twitter.

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