“Organisers of badminton’s Vietnam Open rushed to set up a new venue on Wednesday and resume play for the shuttlers who had a narrow escape from a ceiling collapse at an indoor stadium,” reports a Reuters news source.
Although no one was hurt, the players and spectators at the Phan Dinh Phung Sports Center in Ho Chi Mihn City were highly shaken up from the collapse, which was very possibly due to a faulty safety management plan for the stadium.
As mentioned, the incident seems directly related to a faulty safety management plan for the stadium. The sports center, which is 30 years old, apparently eluded stringent safety inspections due to upcoming and scheduled renovations.
An investigation of the ceiling collapse is now underway. Here is video of the collapse from a spectator’s smart phone.
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