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Cameroon stampede at African Cup of Nations soccer game leaves at least 8 dead

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The crush occurred as followers tried to entry Olembe Stadium in Yaoundé to observe the match between Cameroon and Comoros.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF), which organizes the Africa Cup of Nations, stated it was conscious of the incident.

“CAF is currently investigating the situation in order to obtain more details about these incidents. We are in constant communication with the Cameroonian authorities and the local organizing committee,” a CAF spokesperson stated in an announcement.

CAF Secretary-General Veron Mosengo-Omba is ready to go to the victims in Yaoundé, the assertion stated.

Monday’s incident got here a day after one other tragedy within the capital.

At least 16 folks have been killed when a fireplace tore by means of a nightclub early Sunday, based on a authorities assertion. Another eight folks have been severely injured and are in intensive care.

At a information convention held at the scene, the director of the Yaoundé Central Hospital stated a number of folks have been in important situation.

Explosions from fireworks triggered the ceiling at the Liv Nightclub to catch hearth, leading to two robust explosions that triggered panic amongst these within the venue, based on the assertion from the Cameroonian Ministry of Communication.

President Paul Biya ordered an in-depth investigation into the incident and despatched his condolences to the victims’ households, the federal government assertion added.

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