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Stampede at Football Match in Angola Leaves 17 Dead

Last Friday at least 17 were left dead and more injured after a stampede before the opening match of the Angolan football league.

The tragedy occurred at the Municipal Stadium 4 de Janeiro in Uíge, 186 miles northeast of the Angolan capital of Luanda.

According to state-run television stations, there were security instructions not followed by fans which lead them to all attempting to rush into the stadium through one gate.

The match was between Santa Rita de Cássia and Recreativo do Libolo.

The Angola Press stated that, according to the general director of the provincial hospital of Uíge, at least 61 were injured with five in serious condition.

Despite the incident, the match went on as scheduled with Santa Rita de Cássia securing a 1-0 victory.

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Mitchell P. Rozansky

Mitchell P. Rozansky is a promising journalism scholar, member of the St. Bonaventure University Community and Editor-In-Chief of Globe Afrique Media, publisher of globeafrique.com. Prior to serving as editor in chief, he was entertainment editor of the media group, covering news stories and articles on sports, lifestyles, TV/films, music, and fashion.

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