A man has died after a light tower toppled over during a football match due to strong winds and crushed him.
The incident took place in the municipality of Lena in the Asturias region in north-western Spain, on Sunday, 13th February.
The shocking incident took place during a football match between SD Lenense and CD Lealtad, which compete in the ‘Tercera Division RFEF – Group 2’ league. The match was suspended, with Lealtad leading 1-0.
Images show the large object, reportedly a light tower, having toppled over onto a building on the pitch side.
Gemma Alvarez, the mayor of Lena, reportedly confirmed that the incident occurred at around 1.30pm and that a man, who has not been named but who was reportedly 68 years old, had died.
Medics attempted to revive the victim at the scene, but were unsuccessful.
A second victim was injured and was taken to the Central University Hospital of Asturias (HUCA) with a head injury. The man, who has not been named, is said to be in a serious condition, but there have been no further updates on his status. He is, however, said to be out of danger.
The causes of the incident are currently being investigated, but it is believed that strong wind blew the large light tower over.
The SD Lenense fan club reportedly said on Twitter that the two victims would “always have the club by their side” and “alongside their families”.