8 killed in stampede

Eight people were killed during Senegal's football League Cup final in Dakar in a stampede that broke out following clashes between supporters, that were met by police firing tear gas.

By TT Bureau in Dakar
  • Published 17.07.17
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Dakar: Eight people were killed during Senegal's football League Cup final in Dakar in a stampede that broke out following clashes between supporters, that were met by police firing tear gas.

At least 49 were seriously injured in the confusion, requiring a mass deployment of fire-fighters and ambulances.

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

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