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Injured victims of deadly FNB Stadium stampede discharged

Two people were killed when a group of supporters forced entry into the stadium during the match between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs.

FILE: Emergency service marshals and vehicles leave from the FNB Stadium where two people died during a stampede which occurred at one of the entrances to the stadium on 29 July 2017 in Johannesburg. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Health Department has confirmed that the remaining patients injured during a stampede at the FNB Stadium on Saturday have been discharged from the hospital.

Two people were killed on Saturday when a group of supporters forced entry into the stadium during the match between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs.

Health Department spokesman Khutso Rabothata said: “The last patient who was admitted to our facilities was discharged on Wednesday at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.”

The Premier Soccer League has appointed a prominent advocate to investigate the tragedy.

Meanwhile, Johannesburg Public Safety MMC Michael Sun told Eyewitness News that the stampede could have been caused by the selling or usage of fake tickets at the venue.

Stadium Management SA's Jacques Grobbelaar says CCTV footage has revealed that a group of supporters tried to forcefully gain access to the stadium before the tragedy happened.

WATCH: Two die in Soweto derby stampede

Additional reporting by Carl Lewis and Kgomotso Modise.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)

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