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At Least 15 People Die In A Stampede During A Soccer Game In Congo

21 others have been injured.

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Government officials have told the Associated Press that 15 people have died in a stampede at a soccer stadium in Congo on Sunday.

The stampede occurred during a playoff match between two popular teams, V. Club and TP Mazembe. Governor Andre Kimbuta said at least 21 other people were injured during the scuffle following the stampede.

HORROR: 15 die in a stampede at DR Congo match: police fire teargas into the crowd [Pictures] http://t.co/amsI6yzGiT

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HORROR: 15 die in a stampede at DR Congo match: police fire teargas into the crowd [Pictures] http://t.co/amsI6yzGiT

04:53 AM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

It's been reported the police fired tear gas after angry fans apparently threw objects onto the field towards the end of the match.

At least fifteen people died in a stampede around the DR Congo derby between AS Vita Club and TP Mazembe on Sunday

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At least fifteen people died in a stampede around the DR Congo derby between AS Vita Club and TP Mazembe on Sunday

05:35 AM - 12 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Fights have broken out at previous matches between the two teams, and back in April, 20 people were at a stadium in Southwest Congo when a stampede occurred after the generators failed and caused a blackout.

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