Tragic soccer match stampede in Angola claims 17 lives

Published on : Saturday, February 11, 2017

ITragic soccer match stampeden a tragic incident, a stampede during a soccer stadium in the northern Uige city of Angola, claimed the lives of at least 17 people, Bernama News reported.

 

Sources with a local hospital said, there were at least 76 casualties, of whom 17 were dead, mostly teenagers, who tried to sneak into the stadium to watch the
game.

 

Five people were also reported to be in serious condition, after the stampede.

 

The tragedy occurred Friday evening, only seven minutes into a first division match, between Santa Rita de Cassia and Libolo, when hundreds of local fans stormed one of the gates of the stadium, to watch the match.

 

The gate was already over crowded, when hundreds more fans stormed the gate, to gain entry, while there were only a few policemen present to safeguard the order, one witness said.

 

The crowd, trying to gain access, would have taken the stadium, past its 8,000 capacity, and some people began to fall, and some other people had walked on others, triggering the worst stadium tragedy in recent memory.

 

Meanwhile, Angolan President, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, has ordered an investigation into the incident, local media reported.

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