One Killed, At Least 37 Injured in Stampede Ahead of African Nations Cup Qualifier


One person has died and at least 37 have been injured in a stampede before kick-off that marred an African Nations Cup qualifier between Madagascar and Senegal in Antananarivo on Sunday.

Reuters

Updated:September 9, 2018, 9:04 PM IST

One Killed, At Least 37 Injured in Stampede Ahead of African Nations Cup Qualifier
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Madagascar: One person has died and at least 37 have been injured in a stampede before kick-off that marred an African Nations Cup qualifier between Madagascar and Senegal in Antananarivo on Sunday.

Local hospital officials confirmed the fatality, according to French radio station RFI, as thousands of fans rushed to enter the Stade Municipal de Mahamasina in the country’s capital ahead of the eagerly-awaited fixture.

Spectators had been queuing outside the venue since early morning for…

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