A wall collapsed at Senegal’s Demba Diop Stadium at the end of the League Cup final between Stade de Mbour and Union Sportive Ouakam, killing eight people and leaving at least 49 injured.
Fighting broke out in the capital, Dakar, between rival fans and police in response to tear gas, leading to panic, pressure and the collapse of the wall.
Some football fans threw shells, including stones, at others.
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Photos circulating online show people climbing over a low wall amid gas clouds.
The local news agency APS reported that ambulances and firefighters were on the scene.
With a score of 1-1 after 90 minutes, Mbur scored in the first period of extra time to win 2-1, and violence erupted at the last signal.
Sheikh Maba Diop, whose friend died in the accident and helped people get out of the stadium, told AFP: “Suddenly, when the wall fell … we knew for sure that some of our people had lost their lives because the wall was falling directly on people.”
A spokesman for the President of Senegal, Mackie Sal, said that the campaign for the upcoming elections would be stopped on July 16 as a sign of respect and that there should be “punishments serving as a warning”.