Dortmund team bus incident leaves one injured, Monaco game at risk of cancellation

Borussia Dortmund  team/COURTERSY

BY UPESINEWS SPORTS REPORTER/SOURCES,11TH APRIL 2017-A explosion involving Borussia Dortmund’s team bus prior to their Champions League quarter-final against Monaco on Tuesday  left at least one person injured.

“There was an incident on departure of our bus. One person was injured. More information will follow,” the club’s official Twitter account confirmed.

According to reports by Bild, the German newspaper, the explosion occurred on the bus just 10 kilometres from Signal Iduna Park, the club’s home ground.

The mother of Marc Barta, the Dortmund defender, said  that her son suffered light injuries to one arm in the incident and is being treated in hospital.

Dortmund police have confirmed that the explosion occurred in the Hochsten area of the city.

Tuesday night’s quarter-final first leg with Monaco is now at risk of cancellation. A decision on whether it will go ahead was to  be made at 7.30pm  on Tuesday  11th April 2017.

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