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Dortmund football club bus hit by explosions

Borussia Dortmund team bus: windows damaged

One player was injured this evening when three explosions hit a bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund football team to a home European Champions League match.

Windows in the bus were blown out and Spanish international Marc Bartra was taken to hospital with an arm injury, but was not seriously hurt, according to local sources.

The team tweeted that the other players were safe. There appeared to be no danger in or around the stadium, but the game against AS Monaco was called off just before kick-off.

It has been rescheduled to Wednesday evening but there is no certainty that it will go ahead.

German newspaper Bild has been reporting that the explosions came from devices placed on the corner of a street six miles from the stadium.

Fans in stadium showed solidarity
Fans in stadium showed solidarity

Monaco fans in the stadium were chanting “Dortmund, Dortmund” as a show of solidarity for their hosts.

North-Rhine Westphalia police said they were at the scene.

In a statement, the club said: “Shortly after the departure of the Borussia Dortmund team bus from the hotel to the stadium there was an incident. The bus has been damaged in two places,” Dortmund said in a statement.

“One person has been injured and is in the hospital. At this point we will inform as soon as we know more.”

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