Some 14 soccer fans and two policemen
were injured when a
stampede broke out at the Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa ahead of a 2010
Fifa World Cup warm-up match between Nigeria and North Korea on Sunday,
the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NATJOINTS)
"One police official was seriously wounded when he was
trampled by the crowd [and another] was slightly injured but remained on
duty," Brigadier Sally de Beer said.
The seriously wounded policeman was taken to hospital in a
stable condition along with 14 spectators who sustained minor
De Beer said the stadium, which is not an official World Cup
stadium, indicated that 10 000 tickets were distributed outside its
premises but a number of fans wanted to enter the facility without
"It would seem that there was also some confusion among the
crowd as to the ticketing system which led to disruptive behaviour on
the part of the crowd."
"Police members immediately started implementing crowd management
measures but the crowd became unruly and pushed against the gates,
forcing the gates open on two occasions," she said.
Earlier the SABC reported that some fans were seen falling
under the feet of others outside the 10 000-seater stadium.
The first rush came when the gates were opened to allow fans
into the stadium and police quickly closed the gates.
But when the gates were reopened, a second stampede occurred,
with more people falling.
|Crime Category:||Domestic Violence|
|Address:||Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa|
|Crime Date/Time:||6 Jun 2010, 00:06 AM|
|Reported By:||Report A Crime|
|Reported Date:||7 Jun 2010, 10:06 AM|