8 dead, dozens injured as deadly crush brings tragedy to Afcon in Cameroon
It is believed a child is among those who have been killed during a deadly crush at an Africa Cup of Nations football match in Cameroon.
At least 8 people died and dozens more were injured following the incident at the gates to the Paul Biya stadium in the capital Yaounde.
Cameroonian President Paul Biya has ordered an investigation into the tragedy while Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) President Dr Patrice Motsepe is understood to have sent the CAF's General Secretary to visit the supporters in hospital.
According to the BBC, the stadium has a capacity of 60,000, but Covid restrictions meant it was only supposed to be at 80% capacity for Monday's game.
One witness claims around 50 000 fans had attempted to gain access to the venue.
Six people are reported to have been killed and dozens hurt in a crush outside a stadium hosting an Africa Cup of Nations match in Cameroon.— Charles Ayitey (@CharlesAyitey_) January 24, 2022
Video footage showed football fans struggling to get access to the Paul Biya stadium in a neighbourhood of the capital Yaounde. pic.twitter.com/a6WLbFZORj
AFCON: Six Dead, Many Injured In Stampede After Cameroon vs Comoros https://t.co/EzrzsveIQZ— NewsBreakers (@NewsbreakersNG) January 25, 2022
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