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TRAGEDY IN AFRICA

At least nine fans died in Senegal

Published:16/07/2017 - 09:30h

Updated:16/07/2017 - 11:20h

According to official sources quoted by emisoras of local radio, a stampede burst after the clashes between adherents of both teams that were received by the Police, the one who shot gas lacrimógeno. A true tragedy

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At least nine people died and tens more resulted injured like consequence of an avalanche occurred this Saturday in the stadium Demba Diop in Dakar, Senegal, when it contested the final of the Glass of Senegalese League. According to official sources quoted by emisoras of local radio, a stampede burst after the clashes between adherents of both teams that were received by the Police, the one who shot gas lacrimógeno.

During the party of final of the league, several followers of the Stade of Mbour confronted with the ones of the Union Sportive Ouaka, what caused the intervention with gases lacrimógenos by part of the Police. After the clash generated an avalanche by the hundreds of people that escaped of the gases lacrimógenos, what finally ocasionó the fall of a wall of the stadium.

Tens of injured, of which some are bass, have been hospitalizados in the Senegalese capital. The Senegalese official agency had informed previously of eight dead persons and 49 injured.

A wall went to rack and ruin in the moment in which a group of viewers tried to go out of the stadium Demba Diop of Dakar, after the party between the Ouakam and the Stade of Mbour, confirmed the authorities of the African country.

The result, the of less

At the end of the extention there were exchanges of hits and launching of objects. The result of the party was of 2-1 for the Stade of Mbour, although the crash logically did not finalise. An intolerable tragedy and that goes back to mark the image of the football. A true pity. 

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