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Kenya Football Stampede Kills 7


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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-11614114

Kenya football stampede kills seven

 

 

Seven people have been killed in a stampede at a football stadium in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, officials say.

 

The crush happened as a crowd tried to enter Nyayo National Stadium to watch a match between two of Kenya's most popular teams.

 

Six people died at the stadium while another person died later in hospital, a Kenyan Red Cross official said.

 

Reports from Kenya say the Premier League match between Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards continued despite the deaths.

 

Jack Oguda, head of the Kenya Premier League, was reported as saying an inquiry would be launched to establish why fans could not access the stadium, which he said was not full.

 

"A gate was broken into by fans forcing their way into the stadium," AP news agency quoted Mr Oguda as saying. "Access was limited and they got agitated, and that's why they forced their way in."

 

One eyewitness, Victor Opiyo, said he found "people lying on each other like charcoal, some under metal bars pressed so hard, women, children and even big men, they were there dying".

 

A stampede at the same stadium in 2005 killed one fan, leading Fifa to ban its use in the World Cup qualifiers.

 

 

RIP :(

 

Its sad to see that such incidences keep happening every now and then...

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