The death of at least eight people at a mass panic has overshadowed the collection of host Cameroon in the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup. This reported the news agency AFP with appeal to a preliminary report by the Cameroonian Ministry of Health.
Accordingly, at least 50 people were injured at the crowd before the stadium in the capital June on Monday evening.
The panic should have been triggered in front of the southern entrance of the Sleeve Stadium before the eighth place of the host against the Comoros (2: 1). Due to Corona specifications, the capacity of the stadium was reduced from actually 60,000 to 48,000 visitors.
The Ministry said the victims were immediately in ambulance, but heavy traffic slowed the transport. The African Continental Association CAF shared with, he examines the situation and attempts to learn more details about the events. On Tuesday morning, the association wants to hold a crisis meeting with the Organizing Committee.
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Cameroon should already align the African Nations Cup in 2019, but the event was relocated in the short term to Egypt. The CAF was based on delays in the construction of stadiums and infrastructure projects as well as with security defects.