Barrier collapses at French football game

Amiens and Lille were playing a domestic match in Ligue 1

The French top-flight match between Amiens and Lille was abandoned after a barrier collapsed at the front of a stand containing away supporters.

AFP news agency reports 18 fans were hurt – three seriously – at the 12,000-capacity Stade de la Licorne.

The match was abandoned and the stadium evacuated after a security meeting, according to a tweet from hosts Amiens.