CHINGOLA (Zambia): One spectator was taken to hospital and 17 needed treatment after a lighting pylon collapsed during Saturday's World Cup qualifier between Zambia and Congo at Chililabombwe, officials confirmed yesterday.
Spectators had taken up a viewing position on the pylon and it collapsed under their weight when Zambia scored their second goal in a 2-0 win at the stadium on the country's northern Copperbelt.
To compound matters, a swarm of bees was dislodged from a hive on the pylon, stinging several spectators who fled the stands. One spectator jumped the perimeter fence and ran onto the pitch to escape the bees.
Zambia's win kept them joint top of African Zone Group One with Senegal. Reuters