15 dead in stampede at Democratic Republic of Congo football match

15 dead in stampede at Democratic Republic of Congo football match
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At least 15 people were killed after police fired teargas in a crowded football stadium in Democratic Republic of Congo, provoking a stampede, according to a police source and a local official.

Fans in Kinshasa grew angry on Sunday evening after their local team was defeated 1-0 by a team from the eastern town of Lubumbashi in a heated final, according to Emmanuel Akweti, local minister for the capital’s inner city.

“Four policemen were harassed by supporters. When they fired teargas, the stampede began, causing the deaths,”…

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