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At Least 6 People Killed After Stadium ’Stampede’ At AFCON

At Least 6 People Killed After Stadium ’Stampede’ At AFCON

At least six football fans died while dozens more were injured during a stampede that occurred outside Olembe Stadium in Yaoundé, the capital city of Cameroon on Monday night.

The incident happened on the day when Cameroon, the hosts of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), played Comoros in the round of 16.

Thousands of supporters were attempting to gain access to the ground’s south entrance for the round-of-16 match when the tragic mishap occurred.

The circumstances, including whether the injuries occurred before kick-off or when the match was already underway are unclear.

The victims were reportedly ferried to the city’s Messassi hospital after the incident where they are admitted.

AP reported Naseri Paul Biya, governor of the central region of Cameroon, as having confirmed the number of casualties and suggested the number may rise.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) said that they were trying to get further information about the incident. A statement released by CAF read:

CAF is currently investigating the situation and trying to get more details on what transpired.

We are in constant communication with [the] Cameroon government and the local organising committee.

Tonight the Caf president, Dr Patrice Motsepe, sent the General Secretary, Véron Mosengo-Omba, to visit the supporters in hospital in Yaoundé.

Olembe Stadium has a capacity of 60 000 but, due to COVID-19 regulations, its capacity was capped at 80% for Cameroon’s fixtures.

More: The Guardian

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11 Comments

BASTIA 696 5 months ago

Aargh itai mushe imi. Makuda kukwanisa current affairs dzemuZim kuCameroon. kwanai hanty ka.


philimon 5 months ago

Vamwe vanhu vachapenga nepolitics parikutaurwa zverufu iwe wopinza politics urimunhuyiiii


Mabogoryera 5 months ago

Firimoni wamadhumbe wokukiirwa muBedroom maGweshegweshe.Tiripuwu C hauihwivo here?.Usanyepera kupusa

Zodoc Chikaponya 5 months ago

Firimoni vafa vatozorora iwe neni tasara tine basa. And Basa racho nderekufambisa shoko " Citizens Coalition for Change" ndoshoko. Saka Ngarifambe umwe wangu.

#Proudly A Citizen for Change 🤝

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Zodoc Chikaponya 5 months ago

May their souls RIP. Asi chero tiripakuchema regai nditore mukana iwoyu ndingoti kunemi vasara Citizens Coalition for Change is the one and only way to go. Ngaapinde Hake Mukomana


Zodoc Chikaponya 5 months ago

Ayewa ayewa iwewe wacho tirikutokuda ko ndichanetsekeyi nevafa avo. Vafa vazorora Nhamo yasarira isu. Nhamo yacho ndoyatirikuda kurwisa kuti pachafa umwe tikwanise kuti ayewa vafa Vazorora asi uchinemukaka wasarira isu.

Saka wangu handeyi shoko Ngarifambe Chamisa Chete Chete.

#Proudly a Citizen for Change 🤝🔥.

🤨🤨 5 months ago

Ummm imiwo imi tibvirei ccc achanzi atira zita rekambani inoita zvenguruve mirai muine

Adv slamey 5 months ago

Asi zvoosekesa here kuti vanhu vafa varikubhora ,haa ini vamwe vanhu soo Ka kutonzi nematambudziko then wozhinya


Maseko 5 months ago

Kkk


Bright 5 months ago

Masekei imimi mkanwa menyu mukunhuwa

Bright 5 months ago

Ummm so sad



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