11 die in stadium stampede at music star Fally Ipupa’s concert in Kinshasa

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KINSHASA:Eleven people, including two police officers, were killed Sunday in a packed stadium in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kinshasa.

The stampede led to casualties as the stadium was packed beyond its volume of 80,000. As a result, when some of the crowd forced their way into the VIP and reserved sections, the situation turned ugly, Al Jazeera reported.

The incident took place in the stadium where a massive concert of Africa’s leading musician, 44-year-old Fally Ipupa was happening. However, the chaotic rush later forced the security officials to fire tear gas in order to disperse violent crowds in the streets outside the stadium.

People were gathered in huge numbers to witness the Kinshasa-born Ipupa, however, the situation turned nasty after the deadly crowd rush, Al Jazeera reported.

The disaster comes hours after over 150 people, including 26 foreign nationals from 14 countries, were killed in a stampede at a Halloween event in Seoul.

At least 1,00,000 people were celebrating Halloween in Itaewon, central Seoul, popular for its nightlife. (ANI)

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