Sunday, October 24, 2010

Seven killed in Kenya soccer stampede

And then you can go to a Soccer Game and be crushed to death by your fellow fans!

(Reuters) - Seven soccer fans were killed and dozens more were injured in a stampede at a match between two of Kenya's top teams, an ambulance operator said on Saturday.

The stampede took place inside the Nyayo National stadium in the capital Nairobi during a match between AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia.

"Seven people are dead. People tried to force entry during the match because they didn't want to pay," David Matee, a radio operator with the St John's Ambulance, told Reuters.

At least 30 people were hurt in the crush, 14 of them critically, Matee said.

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