Emergency Services Respond to Deadly Stadium Stampede in El Salvador

At least 12 people were killed, and dozens more injured, in a stampede at a stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, on May 20, local media reported.

The Cuscatlan Stadium was hosting a quarter-final soccer match between local teams Alianza and FAS, reported.

The stampede occurred when a group of fans knocked down a gate while attempting to enter the stadium, the report said.

The President of El Salvador Nayib Bukele said an investigation would take place. He tweeted: “Everyone will be investigated: teams, managers, stadium, ticket office, league, federation, etc. Whoever the culprits are, they will not go unpunished.” Credit: @SecPrensaSV via Storyful

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