Stadium stampede kills 2 at soccer match in South Africa


JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Two people have been killed in a stampede at a soccer match in South Africa.

The stampede happened on Saturday during a game between top South African teams Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs in the Soweto area of Johannesburg.

Eyewitness News, a South African outlet, quotes a public safety official, Michael Sun, as saying paramedics went to the stadium and that the situation had been brought under control.

Sun says the alleged cause of the stampede is linked to disruption caused by people trying to sell or present fake tickets at a stadium gate.

Despite the stampede, the match continued until the end with Kaizer Chiefs winning 1-0.

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