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Stadium stampede leaves 9 dead in El Salvador

21 May 2023, 16:55 GMT+10

SAN SALVADOR, May 20 (Xinhua) -- At least nine people were killed and several others injured in a stampede at the Cuscatlan Stadium here in the Salvadoran capital on Saturday, said the National Civil Police of the Central American country.

The incident occurred when the Salvadoran league's quarter-final game was being played between the popular teams of Alianza and FAS.

According to Salvadoran media, although the stadium was full, fans pushed from outside, resulting in a stampede that pressured several people against the fences of the stadium.

The National Civil Police said the injured people were taken to the nearby hospitals, and at least two of them were in critical condition.

The game was suspended.

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