24 Oct 2010

Stadium stampede kills seven

8:59 am on 24 October 2010

Seven people have been killed in a stampede at a football stadium in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya.

The BBC reports the crush happened as a crowd tried to enter Nyayo national stadium to watch a Premier League match between two of Kenya's most popular teams, Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards.

A Red Cross official said six people died at the stadium and another person died later in hospital. At least another 30 were hurt.

The match continued despite the deaths.

An earlier stampede at the same stadium in 2005 killed a fan.