Around 90 other people were injured. in a stampede at a soccer stadium in El Salvador The authorities reported that on Saturday, a much-anticipated match turned chaotic as fans raced to rescue people who were being suffocated under the mass of bodies.
Video clips published on local news websites and Twitter showed hundreds of people wearing a t-shirt. in The stadium was filled with white people, some of whom were lying on the floor as they piled on more.
It was not immediately clear what prompted the rush at Cuscatlán Stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, where the first-league soccer teams, Alianza Fútbol Club and Club Deportivo FAS, were playing the second leg of a quarterfinal.
On Saturday night the Director of the National Police held a media conference. in El Salvador said the authorities were investigating a possible cause: The large number of people attending the game may have caused the stadium’s Wi-Fi to malfunction, which in It could also have been a problem scanning QR codes. He said that the ticketing issue could have caused hundreds of fans to be stuck in the stadium’s southern entrance, trying to enter. in.
The director of the police department, Mauricio Arriaza, stated that there were also some fans who forced their entry through the southern entrance, which is where people with cheaper tickets usually enter.
He said they will also be investigating the ticket sales. Local news outlets raised the question of whether or not too many tickets were sold.
Soccer Since the 1970s, there have been numerous stadium tragedies around the world. These are often caused by violent crowds and are made worse when police fail to respond appropriately. in As they flee, the spectators get crushed. Last October in Malang, Indonesia at least 125 died after police used tear gas. Many of the victims were trampled. in An attempt to disperse crowds.
NayibBukele is the President of El SalvadorI said in A statement which “everyone will be investigated: teams, managers, stadium, ticket office, league, federation, etc.”
“Whoever the culprits are,” He told me. “they will not go unpunished.”
It appears that the tumult began about 20 minutes in to the match when both teams were tied.
Commentators on YouTube said that they saw some sort of disturbance during a livestream. in Commentators said that there were some in the audience who appeared to be unconscious. The commentators noted that fans eventually entered the field and the match was stopped. in The live stream is available.
The authorities were alerted to the incident at approximately 11 pm Eastern time. said Ambulances were made more accessible to the public in And out of the Stadium
Health Minister of El SalvadorFrancisco Alabi said in a statement that the country’s hospitals were providing medical care to people injured in Addition of the Workers’ Episode “everything humanly possible” Save their life. He stated that the majority of those injured (about 90) were in a stable state.
M. Alabi posted photos of himself on Twitter The scene at the stadium with the ambulances lined up in Rows of fans standing next to vehicles. Three of the nine victims were killed at the stadium. in Authorities said hospitals. Police did not release the names of those arrested.
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The country’s soccer federation said in a statement On Twitter, it is said that “immediately request a report on what happened,” The Sunday games were cancelled.
The President of El Salvador’s national institute of sports, Yamil Bukele, said in A statement said that he called for a Sunday meeting to investigate what happened.