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AFCON 2021 hit by deaths outside Olembe Stadium in Yaounde!

The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations were hit last night by tragedy as at least eight people were killed and 38 injured as fans tried to get into the Olembe Stadium in Yaounde as hosts Cameroon faced islanders Comoros.

CAF is currently investigating the situation and trying to get more details on what transpired. CAF are in constant communication with Cameroon government and the Local Organizing Committee.

Meanwhile, FIFA sends its deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims who lost their lives following the tragic incident that took place at Olembe Stadium during the Africa Cup of Nations fixture between Cameroon and Comoros.

The thoughts and prayers of the global football community are with the victims, the ones who have been injured in this incident, and all the staff of both CAF and the Cameroonian Football Association (FECAFOOT) at this difficult moment.

Further the Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinal due to be held at the Olembe Stadium on Sunday will be moved after the fatal crush outside the ground on Monday.

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