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At least 8 dead in Demba Diop Football Stadium Stampede

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No fewer than eight soccer fans were killed on Saturday in a stampede at Demba Diop stadium in Dakar, Senegal.

The stampede occurred during a match between two local teams, the sports minister said.

A fight broke out between fans of rivals US Ouakam and Stade de Mbour and police fired tear gas to break it up.

The resulting confusion triggered the stampede, Sports Minister Matar Ba said.

APS reported that at least 49 others were seriously injured in the confusion as a wall collapsed at the stadium.

Senegal’s safety record at large gatherings has been heavily criticized this year after the death of dozens of people at a religious retreat in April when a fire ripped through makeshift shelters.

At least 17 people also died in a stampede in a match in Angola in February when hundreds of supporters stormed the stadium.

 

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

1 Comment

  1. Black is appropriate 4 Africa!

    July 16, 2017 at 8:39 am

    I LOVE HOW THE SENEGALISE ARE SOO BEAUTIFULY BLACK!

    While meanwhile they border the most Racist human right violating country on the African continent.

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