At least 7 people were killed this morning in a stampede at a soccer game in Kenya. Dozens more were injured in the incident, which occurred at the Nyayo National stadium in Nairobi during a match between AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia.
According to Reuters, at least 30 people were hurt in the soccer stampede.
David Matee, a radio operator with the St John’s Ambulance, said:
“Seven people are dead. People tried to force entry during the match because they didn’t want to pay.”
The Associated Press reports that 6 people died at the scene. One more died shortly afterward at Kenyatta National Hospital.
The game was temporarily halted, but eventually the AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia took the field.