12 killed in stampede at Cascatlan stadium in El Salvador

At least twelve people died this Saturday A crowd of fans came to the stadium Cascatlan de San Salvador To watch the match of the local football match between the teams Coalition and FASThe National Civil Police (PNC) said.

According to the defense agency, “The first information points to a crowd of fans who tried to enter to see the match between Alianza and FAS”.

The match was then suspended Rescue teams evacuated people from the spotAn operation involving hundreds of police officers and soldiers.

There was chaos around the stadium. The high-pitched wailing of ambulance sirens was overwhelming, AFP found.

More than 500 focus

Carlos Fuentes, spokesman for the rescue group Comandos de Salvamento, first announced. Of the nine deaths, seven were men and two were women.. Three more were added later without revealing their gender.

Regarding those who helped, he said, “In the initial stage, they are being dealt with More than 500 focus“Those gathered in the “Famous Sun” section of the Arena, It has a seating capacity of around 35,000 peopleLocated in the southwestern part of San Salvador.

The 100 people are in very bad condition They were transferred to national hospitals and the Salvador Social Security Institute, some with suffocation and others showing signs of “different types of shock”.

Regarding how the incident began, Fuentes said “Apparently one of the gates in Sun Sector fell down and people gathered.”.

In the care of the wounded inside the stadium The players of the teams who were about to face each other joined At the end of the quarter finals of a local football tournament.

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The Federation regrets the incident

The Federation of Salvador (Fesfut) said in a statement “Deeply saddened” by events at Cascatlan Stadium.

Likewise, it “stands firm” with the relatives of the people “victimized and deceased” in the incident.

FESFUT will immediately request a report on what happened And will inform the appropriate in the shortest possible time,” he said.

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