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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 look at the match between Cameroon and Comoros.
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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 a press release.

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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 individuals have been killed when a fireplace tore by way of a nightclub early Sunday, in line with a authorities assertion. Another eight individuals have been critically injured and are in intensive care.

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

Explosions from fireworks brought on the ceiling at the Liv Nightclub to catch fireplace, leading to two sturdy explosions that brought on panic amongst these within the venue, in line with the assertion from the Cameroonian Ministry of Communication.

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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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