Woman suffers severe burns at match in Germany

Published Jul. 22, 2010 6:35 a.m. EDT

Police say a woman sustained severe burns when she was hit by fireworks lit by fans at an exhibition match in Germany between Istanbul rivals Galatasaray and Fenerbahce.

Police in Moenchengladbach say the 19-year-old woman was taken to a special clinic Wednesday night with third-degree burns to her back. Two other people were treated for light burns.

The match, which Fenerbahce won 1-0, was interrupted for 10 minutes at one point because of smoke from the fireworks. More than 34,000 people attended the match.

Police said several people suspected of throwing fireworks were arrested.