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25/01/2022 11:12:00

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Several people killed after crush at Africa Cup of Nations match

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) issued the following statement after the crush:"CAF is aware of the incident that took place at Olembe Stadium during the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations fixture between hosts Cameroon and Comoros tonight, 24 January 2022.

"CAF is currently investigating the situation and trying to get more details on what transpired."We are in constant communication with Cameroon government and the Local Organizing Committee."Tonight, the CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe sent the General Secretary, Veron Mosengo-Omba to visit the supporters in hospital in Yaoundé."

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This was before Cameroon played Comoros in a round-of-16 Africa Cup of Nations tie.The incident, which is also said to have left 40 injured, occurred before Monday's round-of-16 tie in the Olembe area of the capital Yaounde.Cameroon during yesterday's match Image: Alamy Stock Photo Cameroon during yesterday's match Image: Alamy Stock Photo Updated 1 hour ago EIGHT PEOPLE WERE killed and about 50 injured in a crush outside a Cameroonian football stadium yesterday ahead of an Africa Cup of Nations match.At least six people are reported to have died following a stampede before the Africa Cup of Nations game between tournament hosts Cameroon and the Comoros Islands on Monday night.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) issued the following statement after the crush: "CAF is aware of the incident that took place at Olembe Stadium during the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations fixture between hosts Cameroon and Comoros tonight, 24 January 2022. "CAF is currently investigating the situation and trying to get more details on what transpired. A statement from the Confederation of African Football read: "CAF is aware of the incident that took place at Olembe Stadium during the Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations fixture between hosts Cameroon and Comoros tonight, 24 January 2022. "We are in constant communication with Cameroon government and the Local Organizing Committee. “Eight deaths were recorded, two women in their thirties, four men in their thirties, one child, one body taken away by the family,” according to a preliminary health ministry report obtained by AFP. "Tonight, the CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe sent the General Secretary, Veron Mosengo-Omba to visit the supporters in hospital in Yaoundé. "We are in constant communication with the Cameroon government and the Local Organizing Committee." Advertisement . “We are in constant communication with the Cameroon government and the Local Organizing Committee.