Splendid AFCON marred by deadly crush at Cameroon stadium

Splendid AFCON tournament marred by deadly crush at Cameroon stadium, killing 6 people at the Cameroon stadium in the capital Yaounde.

Six people are reported to have been killed and dozens injured in a crush outside Cameroon’s stadium hosting an excellent Africa Cup of Nations AFCON match.

Video footage showed football fans struggling to get access to the Paul Biya stadium in a neighbourhood of the capital Yaoundé.

Naseri Paul Biya, governor of Cameroon’s central region, said there may be more casualties, as search and rescue are still treating on the ground.

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Deadly crush at Cameroon stadium

Thea deadly crush at Cameroon stadium is being blamed on Covid restrictions. The stadium has a capacity of 60,000 but because of Covid restrictions it was not meant to be more than 80% full.

Match officials were quoted as saying that some 50,000 people were trying to attend.

The last 16 match between Cameroon and Comoros took place and ended with a 2-1 win for the hosts.

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