Bartra injured as explosions rocks Dortmund bus

Borussia Dortmund's team bus was rocked by an explosion ahead of its Champions League quarterfinal tie against Monaco with defender Marc Bartra reported to have been taken to hospital.

Borussia Dortmund fans in the stadium look concerned as they check for updates on their team.   -  Getty Images

Borussia Dortmund's team bus was rocked by three explosions ahead of its Champions League quarterfinal tie against Monaco with defender Marc Bartra reported to have been taken to hospital with a cut to his hand after being hit by flying glass debry.

 

The match has been postponed for Wednesday at 18:45 local time.

 

A tweet from the club’s official Twitter account, in German, an hour before kick-off at the Westfalenstadion read: “At our bus departure, an incident has occurred. One person was injured. More information to follow.”

“According to what is currently known, the windows of the bus were (entirely or partly) smashed and one person was injured,” Dortmund police said in a statement. The police said the incident happened in Hoechsten, located outside the city.

“It is not yet possible to say exactly what the explosion was or exactly where something exploded,” said the statement.

Police added: “Currently there is no evidence of a threat to the visitors at the stadium.”

Borussia Dortmund said in a statement: “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. 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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