Hearts v Hibs: Minute's silence to be held for Leicester helicopter victims

A minute's silence will be observed ahead of kick-off at this evening's Edinburgh derby between Hearts and Hibs at Tynecastle, as a mark of respect to those who lost their lives in the helicopter accident at Leicester City's ground last weekend.

Wednesday, 31st October 2018, 11:53 am
Updated Thursday, 1st November 2018, 3:26 am
A minute's silence will be held ahead of the derby kick-off. Picture: SNS Group

Foxes owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in the crash, while four others on board the aircraft - Nursara Suknamai, Kaveporn Punpare, pilot Eric Swaffer and his partner Izabela Roza Lechowicz - also lost their lives.

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Leicester’s EFL Cup match against Southampton, scheduled to take place on October 30, was postponed along with Leicester Under-23s’ match with Feyenoord Academy.

Fans have been laying flowers and football shirts outside the King Power Stadium, while supporters of rival teams have also been paying their respects.