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Two dead in stampede football game Johannesburg

Two dead in stampede football game Johannesburg

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In a rush to a football game in the South African Johannesburg Saturday two deaths. Also are multiple people injured.

The authorities in Johannesburg to report also that it is a friendly practice game between rivals Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.

“The city is informed of two deaths,” says Luyanda Mfeka, spokesman of the mayor of Johannesburg. According to Mfeka, there is an investigation underway into the cause of the stampede, which is at one of the gates of a football stadium took place.

During the live broadcast of the derby was the disturbance is hardly visible.

The incident in the stadium, slightly reminiscent of the sporttragedie of april 2001. Then there were 63 people are killed in a match between the same clubs. This happened after people fences, destroyed in an attempt to the stadium to come in.

The Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates are two of the biggest football clubs of the country. The rivalry between them is almost fifty years old.

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