Map showing the city of Uige, Angola

No less than 17 folks have been killed in a stampede at a soccer stadium within the northern Angolan metropolis of Uige, native officers say.

Tons of extra have been reported to have been injured when supporters stormed the gates after failing to realize entry.

A few of those that fell grew to become trapped and suffocated on the venue on Friday, a medical official mentioned.

Witnesses mentioned the gang attempting to realize entry would have taken the stadium previous its eight,000 capability.

“Some folks needed to stroll on high of different folks. There have been 76 casualties, of whom 17 died,” Ernesto Luis, director common of the native hospital, advised Reuters information company.

5 of the injured are reported to be in severe situation.

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