Eight dead in Senegal stadium collapse

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Posted on Jul 17 2017 - 10:08pm by admin

Eight folks have died and at least forty nine are injured after a wall collapsed at a football stadium in Senegal.

It took place at Demba Diop stadium within the capital, Dakar, at the finish of the League Cup final between Stade de Mbour and Union Sportive Ouakam.

combating began between rival fanatics and police answered by way of using tear gas, which resulted in panic, a stampede, and the wall fall down.

Some enthusiasts were throwing projectiles together with stones at others.

footage circulating on-line appear to show folks scrambling over a low wall amid clouds of gas.

native news agency APS pronounced that ambulances and firefighters were on the scene.

With the score 1-1 after ninety minutes, Mbour scored within the first duration of time beyond regulation to win 2-1, and violence broke out at the final whistle.

Cheikh Maba Diop, whose buddy died within the incident and who helped transfer individuals out of the stadium, told AFP news company: “all of a sudden when the wall fell… we knew precisely that a few of our own had lost their lives because the wall fell straight away on to individuals.”

A spokesman for the united states of america’s President Macky Sall mentioned that campaigning for upcoming elections could be suspended on Sunday as a mark of respect, and that there will have to be “punishments serving as a warning.”

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