Gymkhana Ground stampede: 7 admitted to hospital with fractures, soft tissue injury

According to the doctors, the injured people were terrified following the incident and in a state of panic. It took time to stabilise them.

By KANIZA GARARI  Published on  22 Sep 2022 1:47 PM GMT
Gymkhana Ground stampede: 7 admitted to hospital with fractures, soft tissue injury

Hyderabad: Of the seven people who were admitted to hospital after they were injured in a stampede-like situation at Gymkhana Grounds on 22 September, two were discharged and five are undergoing treatment as they suffered fractures and soft tissue injuries. They will be discharged after two days.

According to the doctors, the injured people were terrified following the incident and in a state of panic. It took time to stabilise them.

On Thursday, around 20 cricket fans were injured when a stampede-like situation broke out at the Gymkhana Ground in Secunderabad where they had gathered to buy tickets for the India-Australia match of the ICC T20 World Cup. The two patients who were discharged are Sujatha and Sai Kishore, both 25-year-olds.

Sujatha injured her knee but is stable now. A video of Sujatha being carried in an ambulance has gone viral. She fainted during the commotion. The huge crowd and police lathi charge caused her to panic and she collapsed. She was kept under observation for five hours and then discharged. Meanwhile, Sai Kishore suffered a soft tissue injury but is stable now.


Among the seven admitted to the hospital were two policemen who suffered fractures, while the other five suffered from fractures and soft tissue injury. Ranjitha (48) has blunt trauma in the chest; Adithyanath (23) fractured his left ankle; Aliya (19), trauma in the chest.

Police constable Srikanth (36) had a nasal bone fracture and constable Srinath also had a fracture. They were injured when they tried to separate and dissuade the crowd. However, the crowd went berserk and they were caught unawares. The injured people said a stampede was the last thing they expected while buying tickets for a cricket match.

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