Eight confirmed dead after Senegal stadium tragedy
Sunday 16/July/2017 - 05:22 PM
African football is once again waking up to news of another stadium tragedy after eight people were confirmed dead and a further 49 injured after a wall collapsed following a fight between rival fans during the Senegalese League Cup final at the Stade Demba Diop in Dakar.
A brawl began among supporters during the match between US Ouakam and Stade de Mbour on Saturday evening، with police using tear gas to disperse the fans، according to BBC Sport.
This prompted panic and، as fans attempted to flee the stadium، a wall collapsed under the pressure، crushing supporters.
The stadium was built during the 1960s، and had raised concerns in recent years due to the antiquated nature of the structure.