By MJ Majuru
Eight people were killed and more than 40 were seriously injured after clashes at the end of a League Cup final football match at Demba Diop Stadium in Dakar, Senegal on Saturday.
Fans from the opposing teams, US Ouakam and Stade De Mbour, exchanged blows and numerous projectiles were fired, Senegal’s official news agency Agence de Presse Senegalaise (APS), reported.
As spectators tried to leave the stadium, APS said a wall collapsed under their weight.
Ambulances and fire trucks were dispatched to attend to the victims, while police used tear gas to disperse the large crowd.
Senegal’s President Macky Sall said on Twitter that those behind the tragedy would be punished.
“Outraged by the incidents at the Demba Diop Stadium. The light will be cast on this tragedy. Those responsible will be identified and sanctioned,” Sall said in French.