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22 January 2018 10:14 (South Africa)

False ceiling collapses at Commonwealth Games stadium

  • Andy Rice
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    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

A day after a suspension pedestrian overbridge crashed at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, a portion of the stadium's false ceiling collapsed directly onto the Weightlifting Arena. The collapse was reportedly caused by the weight of data cables that had been placed on the false ceiling. Cabinet Secretary KM Chandreshekhar told reporters that it "is not a matter to be worried about". Reports did not indicate whether the weightlifters and other athletes shared Chandreshekhar's nonchalance. Read more: The Times of India and The Economic Times

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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