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Crowd violence leads to eight dead at Senegal soccer match

Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 01:04

Eight soccer fans die in a stampede which followed rioting at a match in Dakar.

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SHOWS: DAKAR, SENEGAL (JULY 15, 2017) (TFM - NO ACCESS SENEGAL) 1. RIVAL FANS CLASHING ON TERRACES, FANS CRUSH INTO CORNER OF STADIUM, TRAPPED BEHIND SPIKED FENCE 2. TEAR GAS CANNISTERS GOING OFF ON TERRACE 3. FANS TRYING TO ESCAPE THE CRUSH BY CLIMBING OVER FENCE AND DROPPING ONTO THE PITCH 4. FANS AT THE OTHER END OF THE TERRACE FORCING THEIR WAY THROUGH A NARROW ENTRANCE AT THE BACK OF THE STAND NIGHT SHOT 5. AMBULANCE DRIVING AWAY FROM PITCH 6. EMERGENCY VEHICLES AND FANS ON PITCH STORY: At least eight people were killed on Saturday (July 15) in a stampede in a soccer stadium in the Senegalese capital Dakar during a match between two local teams, the sports minister said. A fight broke out between fans of rivals US Ouakam and Stade de Mbour at the Demba Diop stadium and police fired tear gas to break it up. The resulting confusion triggered the stampede, Sports Minister Matar Ba told Reuters by telephone. Deadly stampedes at soccer matches have been common in Africa, where safety standards are low. At least 17 people died and scores were injured in a stampede in a match in Angola in February, when hundreds of supporters stormed the stadium.

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Crowd violence leads to eight dead at Senegal soccer match

Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 01:04