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In El Salvador, at least nine people die in a stampede at a soccer stadium KXan 36 Daily News

Date: April 12, 2024 Time: 18:08:58

The National Civil Police announced in a preliminary report via Twitter (blocked in the Russian Federation) of nine deaths in a match between the Alianza and FAS clubs at the Monumental Stadium in Cuscatlán, which is located about 41 kilometers northeast of the capital.

At least two of the injured were taken to hospitals in critical condition, police said. “We can confirm nine deaths, seven men and two women. We treated some 500 people and more than a hundred were taken to hospitals, some of them in serious stable condition,” said Carlos Fuentes, spokesman for the local rescue service. he told AP.

The game was suspended approximately in the 16th minute of the game, when the fans in the stands, waving their hands desperately, began to attract the attention of the players, referees, coaches, and to carry the injured in a crowd from the stands to the venue . field.

Local television broadcast live the aftermath of the Alianza fan stampede. Dozens of people went out to the field, where they received medical assistance. Fans who escaped the crush stood on the field waving their jerseys furiously, trying to help people who were sprawled on the grass and barely moving. The commissioner of the National Civil Police Mauricio Arrisa Chicas, who arrived at the scene of the tragedy, said that a criminal investigation will be carried out together with the Attorney General’s Office.

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