One fan dead and 40 injured in stampede before Madagascar’s match against Senegal in AFCON qualifier


ONE PERSON died and another 40 were injured in a stampede ahead of Madagascar’s clash with Senegal today.

The 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier was marred in tragedy after the disaster outside the Mahamasina Stadiumin in Antananarivo.

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Disaster occurred after a stampede outside Madagascar’s Mahamasina Stadiumin in Antananarivo today

Hrja Hospital director, Oliva Alison Rakoto, confirmed: “In all, there are 41 patients that entered the hospital including one dead on the spot and two in fairly precarious states.

“The two critically injured patients have head and thoracic trauma.”

The stampede occurred at the entrance of the national stadium just before 2.30pm kick off.

Thousands of fans had been waiting outside since early morning in order to secure their spot.

 One person died and another 40 were injured after a pre-match stampede outside the ground

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