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AFCON 2021: Stampede kills six injures many after Cameroon vs Comoros match

AFCON 2021: Stampede kills six injures many after Cameroon vs Comoros match

 

No fewer than six persons have been killed following a stampede which occurred at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) match on Monday.

The tragic incident happened in Olembe Stadium during the Cameroon and Comoros match in the Cameroonian capital of Yaounde.

Football fans were seen in a trending video struggling to get access to the stadium with Skysports reporting that “half a dozen deaths and dozens have been injured”.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) Africa’s football ruling body, confirmed the tragedy in a statement saying that investigation is ongoing.

“CAF is aware of the incident that took place at Olembe Stadium during the Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations fixture between hosts Cameroon and Comoros tonight, 24 January 2022.

“CAF is currently investigating the situation and trying to get more details on what transpired. We are in constant communication with Cameroon government and the Local Organizing Committee.

“Tonight, the CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe sent the General Secretary, Veron Mosengo-Omba to visit the supporters in hospital in Yaoundé,” the statement read.

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