According to Soweto football officials, no less than two people have been reported dead and 17 injured in a crucial stampede at South Africa’s FNB Stadium on Saturday.
The sad occurrence as indicated by BBC Sports occurred amid the Soweto derby between football clubs Kaizer Chiefs and Nigeria’s Christian Obiozor’s Orlando Pirates in Johannesburg.
Orlando Pirates said the crash happened when people attempt to push their way through the doors into the 87,000-limit FNB stadium.
Johannesburg Public Safety MMC Michael Sun says peace has been reestablished, and extra paramedics have been sent to the scene.
“We understand the alleged cause of the stampede to be people trying to sell or present fake tickets at the gate, one thing to another, resulting in the stampede.”
“The city has been notified of two fatalities,” said Luyanda Mfeka, the spokesman for the office of the mayor of Johannesburg.
He said the reason for the stampede, which occurred at one of the entryways of the stadium that facilitated the 2010 World Cup last, was being investigated. Live TV coverage of the match, which the Chiefs won 1-0, had demonstrated no undeniable unsettling influence.
Africa7 days ago
Breaking ! Mo Salah Missing Out On Egypt’s Starting Line-Up
Europe9 hours ago
Official: Juventus Secure The Signing Of Emre Can On A Four-Year Deal
Europe2 days ago
Official: Arsenal Secure Signing Of Bayer Leverkusen Shot-Stopper Bernd Leno
Europe5 days ago
I’ve Gone From The Most Expensive To The Most Criticised Player In The World – Pogba
Africa2 days ago
2018 World Cup : Teranga Lions Tame Poland To Claim First African Win
News12 hours ago
Super Eagles Captain Hits Back At Jose Mourinho Over ‘Bad No 10’ Comment
Europe5 days ago
Russia 2018 : Croatia Clip Super Eagles Wings