Report: Twenty-three killed in Sudan stadium stampede
Twenty three people have been killed and many more injured in a football stadium stampede in Omdurman, near Khartoum, the Sudan Tribune reported Monday.
"Crowds trying to get into al-Mureikh football stadium in Omdurman led to the deaths of 23 people," the newspaper quoted the Sudanese police as saying. "The majority of them are women and children - 36 people were injured."
The accident took place during a ceremony for youths who had just finished their basic training and were about to carry out their one-year national service, reported dpa.