Dortmund Bus Rocked By Explosion

Dortmund Bus Rocked By Explosion

by | 12th April 2017
Borussia Dortmund bus.

Three explosions rocked the Borussia Dortmund bus, injuring Spanish international Marc Bartra, as the German team headed for a Champions League game against Monaco on Tuesday.


Bartra had a wrist surgery after being hit by flying glass and the quarter­final match was postponed until Wednesday because of the attack. The club said the other Dortmund players were “shocked” but safe.


The bus had set off for the Borussia stadium about 10 kilometres (six miles) away when “three explosive charges detonated,” said police.


The explosives, which went off shortly after 7.00pm (1700 GMT), were hidden in a hedge and were set off as the bus passed.


The blast shattered the bus windows and the vehicle was burned on the right hand side.


The Borussia Dortmund vs Monaco match due to the incident to the Dortmund bus had to be postponed.


Uefa said the match will now be played on Wednesday at 18.45 (1645 GMT), adding that the decision was made in consultation with the club and local authorities.


Fans at the stadium were made aware of the bus explosion and match begin postponed about 15 minutes before kick-off.