8 killed in football stadium crush

8 killed in football stadium crush

8 killed in football stadium crush

US Ouakam and Stade de Mbour fans fired projectiles at each other, Agence de Presse Senegalaise reported, and police fired tear gas to break up the fight between the opposing supporters.

Uganda boss Milutin Sredojevic and former Chelsea and Senegal frontman Demba Ba were among some of the high-profile personalities of African football to have paid their tributes to the victims of the disaster.

With the score 1-1 after 90 minutes, Mbour scored in the first period of extra time to win 2-1, and violence broke out at the final whistle.

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Video taken at the scene shows people tending to the injured on the floor of the stadium, but it is unclear whether they were hurt during the fighting or the wall collapse.

He vowed "strong measures so that such an event will never be repeated in Senegal".

At least 17 people also died in a stampede in a match in Angola in February when hundreds of supporters stormed the stadium.

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"Outraged by the incidents of the Demba Diop Stadium".

Campaigning for the forthcoming legislative elections on 30 July would be suspended on Sunday out of respect for those who lost their lives, a spokesman for the country's President Macky Sall said, according to the BBC. The light will be cast on this tragedy.

In May, four people were killed and several injured in a stampede at Honduras' national stadium prior to the league final between Motagua and Honduras Progreso.

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