El Salvador: At least dozen killed in football stadium crush

Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“At least 12 people have been killed in an apparent crush at an El Salvador stadium where football fans had gathered to watch a local tournament, according to the police and government officials. … The police said initial reports point to a crush of fans who tried to enter the stadium in the Central American country’s capital San Salvador to watch a match between FC Alianza and Club Deportivo FAS. ‘There were only two gates open in the whole stadium,’ one fan told La Prensa Grafica. ‘The people outside wanted to force their way in, and they all fell on us.'” (05/21/23)