On May 5, 1992, on the French island of Corsica, the local football club Bastia hosted Marseille for a semi-final of the French Cup. But what should have been a holiday turned into a nightmare. Less than 10 minutes before the game started, the top of the temporary metal grandstand installed to double the capacity of the Furiani stadium collapsed. Hundreds of people fell tens of meters to the ground in a tangle of metal: many crushed in the collapse, others in the chaos that followed. A total of 19 people were killed and more than 2,300 were injured. Three decades later, Annabel Lecouffe-Robaglia, Florie Castaingts and Thierry Derouet visited survivors and families of victims.
Furiani remains the worst sports disaster in French history. The case went to court in 1995. Those involved were sentenced to up to two years in prison, although most sentences were later reduced or suspended. Thirty years later, what has become of those caught up in the tragedy? Have the scars healed and what has been done to ensure that such an accident never happens again?
>> Thirty years later, we commemorate the disaster with the Furiani stadium in Corsica