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Africa Cup of Nations: 8 fans DEAD, ‘Deadly STAMPEDE’ reported at Cameroon Stadium: Follow LIVE Updates

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Africa Cup of Nations – Stampede in Africa Cup: Eight people have been killed and several dozens injured in a crush at a stadium in Cameroonian capital Yaounde before an Africa Cup of Nations match on Monday, state television reported – Follow LIVE Updates of Africa Cup of Nations with InsideSport.IN

Cameroon Health Ministry Latest Updates: Eight dead, 50 injured in Africa Cup of Nations stadium crush. The Cameroon state media had earlier reported ‘half a dozen dead’.

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AFCON stampede: Eight dead & 50 fans hospitalised and children crushed in stadium chaos

Stampede in Africa Cup: A number of supporters have been hospitalised, with officials reporting at least six fatalities following what observers described as a “stampede” prior to Cameroon’s Africa Cup of Nations clash.

“A crush at the entrance to the Olembe Stadium” caused “half a dozen deaths and dozens have been injured”, reported Cameroonian state broadcaster CRTV, adding that authorities and the Confederation of African Football were “following the situation with the injured in the city’s hospitals”.

Video footage showed football fans struggling to get access to the Paul Biya stadium in a neighbourhood of the capital Yaounde.

Naseri Paul Biya, governor of Cameroon’s central region, said there may be more casualties, AP News said.

Another report said a number of children had lost consciousness.

The stadium has a capacity of 60,000 but because of Covid restrictions it was not meant to be more than 80% full.

AFCONS Stampede LIVE Updates: Match officials were quoted as saying that some 50,000 people were trying to attend.

The hosts are looking to book their place in the quarter final with a win over minnows Comoros, who are the lowest ranked side to qualify through the group stages.

Africa Cup of Nations: 6 fans killed, Deadly STAMPEDE reported at Cameroon Stadium: Follow LIVE Updates
Africa Cup of Nations: 6 fans killed, Deadly STAMPEDE reported at Cameroon Stadium: Follow LIVE Updates

AFCONS Stampede LIVE Updates: CAF have since released a statement, which read: “CAF is aware of the incident that took place at Olembe Stadium during the TotalEnergies 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.

AFCON stampede: Eight dead & 50 fans hospitalised and children crushed in stadium chaos

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