Two killed and several injured in stampede at World Cup stadium in South Africa

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At least two people have been killed and several injured after a stampede at the 2010 World Cup final stadium in South Africa.

The crush happened during a derby match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

The stadium, also known as Soccer City, is the biggest in South Africa and holds around 87,000 people.

Public safety official Michael Sun confirmed the deaths on Twitter.

He added that all gates at the stadium had been opened and the situation was now under control.

Live television coverage of the match, which was allowed to continue with Kaizer Chiefs winning 1-0, showed no obvious disturbance at the stadium.

Police and emergency services officials have not yet confirmed the report.

The stadium, which was rebuilt for the 2010 football World Cup, hosted the final between Spain and the Netherlands.

It served as the venue for Nelson Mandela’s first speech after his release from prison in 1990, and is where his memorial was held in 2013.


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