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Kuwaiti sport body says wounded Omani fans fully healed

(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, Jan 6 (KUNA) -- The vast majority of Omani football fans who were injured a day earlier while celebrating their country's Arabian Gulf cup win have been discharged from hospital, Kuwait's Public Authority for Sport (PAS) said Saturday.

A number of Kuwaiti officials have consistently checked on the wellbeing of the Omani fans, who plunged to the ground in a packed football stadium on Friday after the glass barrier holding them shattered, PAS' Director General Dr. Homoud Flaiteh told reporters.

Meanwhile, Flaiteh revealed that a probe has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate mishap.

Oman on Friday beat the UAE in a penalty shoot-out after a 0-0 draw to win its second Arabian Gulf cup, sending legions of Omani supporters into a frenzy. (end) fr.nam


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