At least six killed in Cameroon stadium stampede – State broadcaster
Jan. 25, 2022
At least six fans died in a stampede at the Yaounde Olembe Stadium in Cameroon on Monday before the host nation’s round of 16 game in the African Cup of Nations against Comoros, the Central African nation’s national broadcaster reported.
It mentioned dozens of others had been injured.
Images shared on social media, which Reuters couldn’t instantly authenticate, confirmed screaming followers being crushed at an entrance gate.
Continental soccer authorities physique CAF mentioned in an announcement that it was conscious of an incident at the Stadium.
“CAF is at present investigating the scenario and making an attempt to get extra particulars on what transpired. We are in fixed communication with Cameroon authorities and the Local Organising Committee,” it mentioned.
Following a low turnout in the primary spherical video games at model new stadiums constructed for the continent’s premier male’s soccer event, Cameroon authorities have thrown open stadium gates, organised mass transport and given out free tickets to lure followers.
Cameroon beat 10-man Comoros Islands 2-1 to advance to the quarter-finals.