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Eight people killed after wall collapses at Senegal football stadium

Eight people killed after wall collapses at Senegal football stadium

Eight people were killed on Saturday in a stampede at the Demba Diop Atadium in the capital Dakar during a match between two local teams.

"Outraged by the incidents at the Demba Diop Stadium", Senegal's President Macky Sall said on Twitter in French (via Deanna Hackney of CNN.com).

With the score 1-1 after 90 minutes, Mbour scored in the first period of extra time to win 2-1, and violence broke out at the final whistle.

Part of a wall supporting bleachers seating fans from both sides then collapsed.

A spokesperson for the country's government Seydou Gueye said a investigation had been opened into the incident.

Sports minister Matar Ba has vowed to take "strong measures so that such an event will never be repeated in Senegal". "All of a sudden when the wall fell. we knew exactly that some of our own had lost their..."

Deadly stampedes are common at sports matches in Africa.

This resulted in a section of a wall falling, killing eight and injuring up to 60 more - who have subsequently been taken to receive medical treatment.

The sad news about the deaths and injuries that emanated from a stampede that took place at the national stadium of Senegal is shocking and heartrending. "A final, it is preparing (...) After that is what you are going to say to the victims".

A spokesman for Sall said campaigning for upcoming elections would be suspended Sunday.