Governor Tamilisa Soundarajan expressed shock over the gallery collapse during the opening ceremony of the 47th National Kabaddi Tournament at Suryapeta Stadium. Upon learning of the accident the Governor .. ordered better medical care for the wounded. She said the injured were praying for a speedy recovery. The governor inquired into the details of the accident. She expressed concern over the presence of large numbers of wounded.
The accident took place during the opening of the national kabaddi competition organized by Attahassa. Many people were injured when a gallery set up in the stadium for spectators collapsed. It seems that there were about 1500 people at that time. More than 100 people were injured in the incident. About 20 people were rushed to the hospital as their condition was critical. Support activities are ongoing. Minister Jagadish Reddy, who reached Suryapeta District Hospital, visited the injured.