Soweto Derby: Two dead in FNB stadium stampede

The FNB Stadium also known as Soccer City in Johannesburg where two people have died

The FNB Stadium also known as Soccer City in Johannesburg where two people have died

SAFA president Danny Jordaan has promised a "full investigation" into the stampede that caused the death of two spectators and injured scores of others at the Carling Black Label Champions Cup clash between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates on Saturday.

The crush happened during a pre-season derby between Soweto rivals Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates - two of the country's biggest clubs.

"Soweto Derby update 2: All gates opened to ensure crowd control, game set to continue, ambulance capacity increased".

The match was shown live with Reuters reporting that television footage showed no obvious disruptions, and Kaiser Chiefs went on to win 1-0.

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Michael Sun, a Johannesburg municipal councillor responsible for public safety, confirmed the deaths in a tweet. "The city's emergency management services, 100 Johannesburg metro police department officers and disaster management unit are on site", he said.

"This sad loss of life at such a highly anticipated event is indeed a tragedy and the city will work with all the relevant authorities to prevent tragedies such as this in future".

While Sun was unable to confirm the number of those injured, or the extent of their injuries, he says they are being treated at the scene.

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