Eleven people, including two police officers, were killed Sunday in a packed stadium in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kinshasa.
The stampede led to casualties as the stadium was packed beyond its volume of 80,000. As a result, when some of the crowd forced their way into the VIP and reserved sections, the situation turned ugly, Al Jazeera reported.
The incident took place in the stadium where a massive concert of Africa’s leading musician, 44-year-old Fally Ipupa was happening. However, the chaotic rush later forced the security officials to fire tear gas in order to disperse violent crowds in the streets outside the stadium.
People were gathered in huge numbers to witness the Kinshasa-born Ipupa, however, the situation turned nasty after the deadly crowd rush, Al Jazeera reported.
In a separate incident, at least 26 foreign nationals from 14 countries were killed in Saturday’s crowd crush in Itaewon, Seoul, taking the death toll to 153.
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol vowed an investigation. “We will have relevant ministries such as the Ministry of the Interior and Safety conduct emergency inspections not only for Halloween events but also for local festivals and thoroughly manage them so they are conducted in an orderly and safe manner,” Yoon said in a television statement on Sunday.
At least 1,00,000 people were celebrating Halloween in Itaewon, central Seoul, popular for its nightlife. (ANI)