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Eight persons killed in Senegal stadium wall collapse.

A journalist who attended the match described a stadium full to bursting with people for the long-awaited clash between local teams US Ouakam and Stade de Mbour.

Eight person have been killed after a stadium wall collapsed during a live football game in Senegal.

Another forty nine people were also confirmed injured in the incident that happened at Demba Diop stadium in the capital, Dakar, at the end of the League Cup final between Stade de Mbour and Union Sportive Ouakam.

The injured fans had been taken to health facilities in Dakar.

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According to the BBC, fighting started between rival fans and police responded by using tear gas, which led to panic, a stampede, and the wall collapse.

Speaking on the incident, Sports minister Matar Ba vowed that strong measures will be taken so that such an event will never be repeated in Senegal.

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Senegal’s safety record at large gatherings has been heavily criticised this year after the death of dozens of people at a religious retreat in April.

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About Olaniyi Apanpa (151 Articles)
Olaniyi Apanpa is a media practitioner and sports enthusiast. Contact at greenballmedia51@gmail.com

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