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El Salvador soccer stadium stampede leaves 12 dead

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Officials said said about 500 people had been attended to and about 100 were taken to hospitals.

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Fans angry at being blocked from entering a Salvadoran soccer league match knocked down an entrance gate to the stadium, leading to a crush that left at least 12 people dead and dozens injured, officials and witnesses said Sunday.

The stampede took place late Saturday during a quarterfinals match between clubs Alianza and Fas at Monumental Stadium in Cuscatlan in southern San Salvador, the nation’s capital.

“The game was scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. but they closed the gate at 7 p.m. and left us outside (the stadium) with our…

2023-05-21 11:54:25

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