lilongwe - Certainly eight people were killed in a football stadium in Malawi. In addition, according to the police, 62 people were injured when impatient visitors entered the stadium in Lilongwe's capital prematurely.
Thousands of supporters gathered according to BBC's local correspondent in the run-up to the game outside the stadium. When the gates were closed for hours longer than planned, some people probably did not want to wait anymore. 'They forced the gates into a rush,' said a police spokesman Thursday.
One witness told Reuters that the police fired tear gas on the crowd who had been looking for places in the stadium. 'The police lost control,' concluded the man. The contest had to have a festive character because it coincided with the Independence Day in the South African country.