Eight fans dead in Senegal wall collapse

Cesar Mills
July 17, 2017

Police fired tear gas at clashing supporters from both teams who were throwing objects, and panic spread in the stadium leading to a collapse of the wall.

Uganda boss Milutin Sredojevic and former Chelsea and Senegal frontman Demba Ba were among some of the high-profile personalities of African football to have paid their tributes to the victims of the disaster.

Media reports said police had to fire tear gas shells to stop the clashes as the supporters threw stones and other objects.

Ambulances and teams of firefighters were still at the scene of the accident in Dakar late on Saturday night.

Witnesses said that fighting between rival fans at the game in the Senegalese capital of Dakar led to stampede before the wall collapsed.

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"Outraged by the incidents of the Demba Diop Stadium".

Sall also ordered Senegal's prime minister to "take all the necessary measures to improve security in the stadiums", a presidential statement reads. Light will be shed on this tragedy, officials identified and punished.

"What I find awful is that we have this kind of final in this kind of stadium where there isn't enough security", Diouf said.

A stampede at a soccer stadium in Senegal killed at least eight people Saturday, the country's sports minister said.

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