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TRAGEDY IN SOUTH AFRICA AS TWO DIE AND SEVERAL WOUNDED IN A DERBY CLASH

Reports on Saturday afternoon from South Africa say two people have died and several have been injured in a stampede at the Soweto Derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.

The injured were taken to hospital.

Member of Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Public Safety, Councillor Michael Sun, confirmed the news on Twitter, saying all the gates were opened to ensure crowd control.

The match continued despite the fatalities.

Sun told News24 they were unsure about the cause of the stampede, but it is alleged that it involved the sale of fake tickets at the entry gates.

According to state broadcaster SABC, the circumstances of the tragedy are not yet clear, although the party continued to dispute. Michael Sun , a public security official, revealed that all the doors of the stadium were opened to ensure control of the crowd and that the situation was under control.

During the televised live coverage of the game, which the Kaizer Chiefs won 1-0, no apparent disturbance was observed.

It is not the first tragedy to occur in South Africa during a match as in April 2001 a total of 43 fans died in an avalanche during another match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg.

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