During the friendly match between the teams of «Nyasa big Bullets» and «silver Strikers», dedicated to the 53rd anniversary of the independence of Malawi, there was a stampede, reports the BBC.
The entrance of the national stadium Bing was free, which led to a stampede and tragedy.
8 people were killed, including 7 children. Dozens of people were injured.
The President of Malawi Peter Mutharika did not attend the match as planned. Later, he expressed his condolences to the victims ‘ families.
The BBC reported that, despite the tragedy, the match took place and «Nyasa big Bullets» won. The article also named the team’s local clubs. However, the «big Ballets» ranked seventh and «silver Strikers» tenth place in the super League of Malawi.
In addition, match the «silver Strikers» — «Nyasa big Bullets» on the official website called a local super League game. The site says that the match is postponed.