Olembe Stadium Stampede: Cameroon Gov’t Confirms 8 Dead, Several Injured

A stampede which occurred at the entrance of the Olembe Stadium has left 8 dead, government authorities have confirmed.

A stampede which occurred at the entrance of the Olembe Stadium has left 8 dead, government authorities have confirmed.

January 24, 2022, ahead of the football match between Cameroon and Comoros in the 16th round of the tournament, a mammoth crowd of fans flooded the stadium to watch

Things turned violent as fans fought their way to secure seats after announcement that entrance was now free for all

In a release from Cameroon’s ministry of communication, minister Emmanuel Sadi confirmed 8 people died, 7 were seriously injured and 31 slightly injured.

Bodies of the dead were rushed to the mortuary while injured persons were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment

In response, Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has addressed his condolences to the bereaved families

The stampede occurs as Cameroon is hosting the 2021 African Cup Of Nations, AFCON

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