Sunday, 16 July 2017

Stadium Stampede: Eight Football Fans Killed In Senegal

Eight football fans have died after a stampede broke out at a stadium in Senegal, dozens more were injured in the incident at Stade Demba Diop during the League Cup final match between Uso FC and Mbour FC.
A wave of hooliganism fell late in the second half when Mbour FC took a 2-1 lead over their rivals Uso FC. Part of stadium wall is reported to have collapsed on some of spectators as they tried to squeeze themselves out of the stadium.

Football matches in Senegal have a history of stampedes and deaths, often caused by overcrowded stadiums. There is also periodic crowd violence at matches.

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