Soccer followers in Cameroon had been crushed as they tried to get right into a stadium to see the match
The lethal stampede broke out outdoors Olembe Stadium earlier than an Africa Cup of Nations soccer sport between Cameroon and the Comoros Islands on Monday. The stampede was reportedly sparked by folks frantically making an attempt to get into the stadium to look at the match – which was gained by Cameroon 2-1.
The Africa Cup of Nations is a global soccer match – based in 1957 – which is held between African nationwide soccer groups.
Naseri Paul Biya, who serves as governor of the central area of Cameroon, informed AP that authorities had been nonetheless assessing the demise toll. AP later reported, citing a preliminary report by the native well being authorities, that as many as 8 folks misplaced their lives within the incident. At the least 40 injured folks had been reportedly taken to a close-by hospital.
A nurse on the hospital revealed that “a number of the injured are in determined situation” and must be evacuated “to a specialised hospital.”
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