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Senegal stadium crash kills eight

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Dakar : Eight people were killed during Senegal’s football league cup final in Dakar in a stampede that broke out following clashes between supporters that were met by police firing tear gas.

At least 49 were seriously injured in the confusion, the official APS news agency reported along with the death toll, requiring a mass deployment of firefighters and ambulances.

At 2-1 during extra time, US Ouakam supporters began throwing stones at Stade de Mbour fans, causing spectators to begin vacating their seats in a rush. Part of a wall supporting bleachers seating fans from both sides then collapsed.