About 12 Killed In El Salvador Football Stadium Crush

Published in Sports Written by  May 22 2023 font size decrease font size increase font size 0
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At least twelve people have died after a crush at a football stadium in El Salvador's capital, San Salvador.

The incident occurred during a match between local team Alianza and the Santa Ana-based team Fas at Cuscatlán Stadium.

The match was subsequently suspended.

President Nayib Bukele described the event as "unprecedented", and said an "exhaustive investigation" would be launched.

Police had earlier said that seven men and two women were among the dead, with all the victims over the age of eighteen.

The disaster reportedly occurred after a large number of fans tried to enter the venue after the gates had been closed.


Officials believe some fans had been sold fake tickets, and said that an investigation was under way.

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