A minimum of 12 folks have been killed Friday in Madagascar, in a stampede on the entrance to a sports activities stadium within the capital, Prime Minister Christian Ntsay introduced.
The accident occurred on the entrance to the Paria stadium in Antananarivo, the place about 50,000 folks had gathered for the opening ceremony of the eleventh version of the Indian Ocean Islands Video games.
“The non-final toll is 12 useless” and as much as 80 wounded, Ntsai advised reporters in entrance of a hospital within the capital, the place the injured have been taken.
The reason for the stampede has not but been decided.
For his half, President Andry Rajoelina, who was current on the opening ceremony, known as for a minute of silence to mourn the victims.
He stated in a televised speech: We’re about 50,000 folks current within the stadium… However a tragic occasion occurred due to the stampede. There have been useless and wounded on the entrance.
Police, gendarmerie and ambulance groups attended the scene.
This yr, Madagascar hosts the Indian Ocean Islands Video games, that are held as soon as each 4 years, and can proceed till the third of September.