YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Eight people have now died after a stampede outside a game at the African Cup of Nations football tournament in Cameroon, while another seven people are in serious condition in the hospital, authorities said yesterday.
The death toll increased after two more fans were pronounced dead outside the Messassi hospital, police said. Injured people had initially been rushed to that hospital by police and civilians trying to help. The hospital quickly became overwhelmed and said it couldn’t handle all the casualties.
More details on Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin