At least 12 dead in stampede at El Salvador soccer stadium


San Salvador, May 21 (BNA): At least 12 people were killed and an undetermined number injured in a stampede at a soccer stadium in El Salvador Saturday, the Central American government said on Twitter.

Reuters reported that Alianza and Deportivo Fez will play the quarter-final match on Saturday night at Cuscatlan Stadium in the capital, San Salvador.

Play was suspended after a stampede broke out in the public section of the stadium, a venue that can hold more than 44,000 spectators.

“The Salvadoran Football Federation deeply regrets the events that took place at the Cuscatlan stadium,” the organization wrote on Twitter. It also expresses its solidarity with the relatives of those affected and deceased in this accident.

The tweet added that the organization would immediately request a report on the incident.

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