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By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : February 11, 2017, 11:23
Duration : 01:05

Angola stadium stampede kills 17, investigation ordered

A stampede at a football stadium in Angola left at least 17 people dead. Dozens more were reported injured in the incident. The accident took place in the northwestern town of Uige when hundreds of people rushed at one of the stadium gates, causing some to fall and be trampled underfoot. The injured were taken to the nearby hospital, where they are being treated. Five of the injured remained in a serious condition. The crowd was trying to gain access to the stadium is reported to have surpassed its capacity of 8000 people. Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has reportedly instructed authorities to open an investigation.

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