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At Least 9 Dead In Stampede At Football Stadium In El Salvador

Local television transmitted live images of the stampede by Alianza fans. Dozens made it onto the field, where they received medical treatment.

With the crowd spilling onto the pitch, the game was abandoned after just 15 minutes.
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At least nine people were killed and dozens more injured when stampeding football fans pushed through one of the access gates at a quarterfinal match in the Salvadoran league on Saturday. (More Football News)

The National Civil Police said in a preliminary report via Twitter that nine dead were confirmed at the match between clubs Alianza and FAS at Monumental Stadium in Cuscatlan, which is about 25 miles (41 kilometers) northeast of the capital.

At least two of the injured transported to hospitals were in critical condition, the police said.

Local television transmitted live images of the stampede by Alianza fans. Dozens made it onto the field where they received medical treatment.

“It was an avalanche of fans who overran the gate. Some were still under the metal in the tunnel. Others managed to make it to the stands and then to the field and were smothered,” an unidentified volunteer with the Rescue Commandos first aid group told journalists.

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