06 June 2010

Fans stampede gates outside stadium

TEMBISA, South Africa (AP)—Thousands of fans stampeded gates outside a stadium before a World Cup warmup match between Nigeria and North Korea.

Several fans could be seen falling under the rush of people Sunday, many wearing Nigeria jerseys. The Makhulong Stadium in the Johannesburg suburb seats about 10,000 fans.

The first rush came when the gates opened to allow fans into the stadium. Police soon closed the gates, but when they were reopened, a second rush occurred, with more people falling and being run over.

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