FIVE folks had been killed and 7 injured in a stampede after an African Champions League match.
The incident, which reportedly noticed followers killed and injured by police horses, occurred within the Angolan capital Luanda on Saturday.
Witnesses stated folks had been crushed to loss of life when a capability crowd of 50,000 followers flooded out of the stadium after the goalless draw between Angola’s Primeiro de Agosto and Mazembe from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Angola’s sports activities ministry stated late on Sunday that it regretted the deaths and that the seven injured folks had already been discharged from hospital.
Witnesses stated the stampede occurred after followers discovered the gates to the Estadio 11 de Novembro shut after the match.
When police opened the gates, followers rushed out and a few had been reportedly trampled underneath police horses.
The sports activities ministry blamed the casualties partly on the truth that the beginning of the sport had been delayed.
Angola’s sports activities watchdog stated it will examine the incident whereas Primero have provided to assist the bereaved households with funeral preparations.
Final 12 months, at the very least 17 folks died and dozens had been injured in a stampede at a stadium in Uige, a metropolis in northern Angola.
And there have been accidents in a sport in the identical competitors a 12 months in the past as Egypt’s Zamalek took on Libya’s Al Ahli.
The second leg of the African Champions League quarter last is because of happen at Stade Frederic Kibassa Maliba within the Congolese metropolis of Lubumbashi on Friday.
The stadium is lower than a decade outdated after being opened for the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations.