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At least 8 killed in Senegal soccer stampede

17 July 2017, 12:51 | Justin Tyler

The Senegalese Government has suspended all sports and cultural events until elections at the end of the month

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Police fired tear gas at clashing supporters from both teams who were throwing objects, and panic spread in the stadium leading to a collapse of the wall.

This resulted in a section of a wall falling, killing eight and injuring up to 60 more - who have subsequently been taken to receive medical treatment. Some fans threw projectiles, including stones, Agence de Presse Senegalaise reported.

The violence began after an extra-time goal by Mbour following a 1-1 draw during 90 minutes.

A young girl is among the victims, said the minister of Sport, Matar Ba, the AFP.

Ambulances and fire trucks were dispatched to attend to the victims, while police used tear gas to disperse the large crowd.


Sporting fixtures have been cancelled for the rest of this month in Senegal after a wall collapsed in a football stadium, killing at least 8 people.

Sall also wanted "punishments serving as a warning" following the tragedy, spokesman El Hamidou Kasse said on TFM television.

"Outraged by the incidents of the Demba Diop Stadium. Those responsible will be identified and sanctioned", Sall said in French.

In a similar incident in February, at least 17 people died and several others were injured in a stampede in Angola after hundreds of soccer fans stormed a stadium.



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