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    Default Another Stadium Disaster-7 Kenyan fans killed in stampede

    Seven Kenyan football fans were killed when crowds jostled to enter a stadium in the capital Nairobi where rival teams clashed in a premier league fixture, police and Red Cross officials said.

    Crowds were pushing their way to get into Nairobi's Nyayo National Stadium on a rainy Saturday evening when two separate gates were opened for rival supporters and several fans where trampled.

    "Our emergency rescue teams are on the ground and they have been able to confirm the deaths of six people whose bodies have been found outside the stadium. They are five male and a female," said Titus Mung'ou, the Kenya Red Cross spokesman.

    "We are also confirming that another person has succumbed to injuries at the Kenyatta National Hospital," he added.

    The match between historic rivals Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards ended in a one-goal defeat for the Leopards.

    Nairobi deputy police chief Moses Nyakwama said: "Twelve people have been rushed to hospital with critical injuries."

    In 2005, at least one person was trampled to death during a World Cup qualifier between Kenya and Morocco at the 35,000-capacity Nyayo National Stadium, leading to a two-year FIFA ban.

    The stadium was eventually limited to 25,000 people.
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    BBoy T


    They just wont learn. Sad day for Kenyan soccer.

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