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‘Half a dozen dead’ in Cup of Nations stadium crush

Six people have been killed and dozens injured in a crush at a stadium in the Cameroonian capital Yaounde before an Africa Cup of Nations match on Monday, state television reported.

"A crush at the entrance to the Olembe Stadium" caused "half a dozen deaths and dozens have been injured", according to Cameroonian state broadcaster CRTV.

The Confederation of African Football, which organises the continent's flagship competition, said it was aware of the "incident".

In a statement posted online, Caf said it was "investigating the situation and trying to get more details on what transpired."

The federation said it had sent its secretary general to "visit the supporters in hospital in Yaounde" and added that it was in "constant communication with Cameroon government and the Local Organizing Committee."

A few minutes after the final whistle of the Cameroon v Comoros match there was no trace of the stampede around the stadium, noted an AFP journalist.

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Cameroon won the match 2-1. (AFP)

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