Eight people killed after wall collapses at Senegal football stadium

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Eight people have been killed and more than 50 were injured after a wall collapsed at a football stadium in Senegal.

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

The incident happened at the League Cup final between Stade de Mbour and Union Sportive Ouakam at the Demba Diop stadium on Saturday.

Witnesses said the wall at the stadium collapsed as police also fired tear gas.

Pictures have begun to emerge on social media of debris littering the stand as shocked supporters look on.

 Government spokesman Seydou Gueye on Sunday condemned the violence, adding that authorities moved the injured to hospitals around Dakar.

He said an investigation will be opened into the incident.

The government also announced a ban on sports and cultural activities during the legislative campaign period leading to parliamentary elections on July 30.


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