Malaga stampede: 17 injured, 8 arrested

Eight people have been arrested after allegedly intentionally causing stampedes during a Good Friday festival in Malaga, Spain.

The religious parades feature large and elaborate floats and attract thousands of spectators. But the peaceful procession was broken by what emergency services call "hooliganism and vandalism".

Footage shows people - several crying in fear - running away in panic, while police futilely try to restore order.

Police say the arrested people had screamed to provoke terror among the crowds.

One person was hospitalised in a critical condition after suffering a head wound, while 16 others received medical attention.

Newshub.