Live

LIVE: The Football Show

09:00 PM-10:00 PM

LIVE: The Football Show
Soccer

Several reported dead in stadium stampede for Cameroon AFCON tie

Seven people were reported as dead following a stampede at the Olembe Stadium in Cameroon on Mond...



Several reported dead in stadi...
Soccer

Several reported dead in stadium stampede for Cameroon AFCON tie

Seven people were reported as dead following a stampede at the Olembe Stadium in Cameroon on Monday night. 

The crush occurred as fans tried to make their way into the stadium for the Africa Cup of Nations last-16 meeting of the tournaments hosts and Comoros.

News agency LSI Africa claim that seven people were killed, and many seriously injured in the stampede. The seriously injured were taken to the Messassi hospital 3km away from the ground.

Some of those involved were children.

An eye-witness told Cameroon-Info, "At one time about 1000 impatient fans at the front of the long queues tried to enter at the same time.

"They violently cleared all the security barriers. The police and gendarmes found themselves overwhelmed.

"Eventually people stepped on them. I saw the paramedics carrying the wounded to the hospital. Some were not moving."

The 60,000 seater stadium was built in anticipation for the competition, and was hosting its sixth game of the tournament on Monday night. It's still scheduled to host a quarter-final, semi-final and the final on February 6.

Cameroon won the game 2-1, overcoming a Comoros side that was reduced to ten men inside 7-minutes, and played the full 90 with left-back Chaker Alhadhur in goal.

A rash of COVID-19 infections left the island nation with no fit goalkeepers for their maiden knockout tie in the tournament.

THE FOOTBALL SHOW | Pat Nevin reviews PL action | Referee controversy | Rooney to Everton

Download the brand new OTB Sports App in the Play Store & App Store right now! We've got you covered!

Subscribe to OTB Sports's YouTube channel for more videos, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest sporting news and content.


Read more about

Afcon Africa Cup Of Nations Cameroon Comoros

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up in queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

LIVE: The Football Show

LIVE: The Football Show

09:00 PM-10:00 PM

Share

Up next

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

10:00 PM-12:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

12:00 AM-02:00 AM

Share

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

02:00 AM-05:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

05:00 AM-07:00 AM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

07:00 AM-07:30 AM

Share

LIVE: OTB AM

LIVE: OTB AM

07:30 AM-10:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

12:00 PM-01:00 PM

Share

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

01:00 PM-02:00 PM

Share

LIVE: The Snap - American Football

LIVE: The Snap - American Football

02:00 PM-03:00 PM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

03:00 PM-06:00 PM

Share

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

06:00 PM-07:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Newsround

LIVE: Newsround

07:00 PM-07:30 PM

Share

LIVE: John Giles

LIVE: John Giles

07:30 PM-08:00 PM

Share

LIVE: Off The Ball

LIVE: Off The Ball

08:00 PM-09:00 PM

Share

LIVE: The Football Show

LIVE: The Football Show

09:00 PM-10:00 PM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on