What caused the deadly FNB Stadium stampede?
Investigations are underway to determine the cause of the deadly stampede at FNB Stadium during a cup final between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs.
CAPE TOWN - Investigations are underway to determine the cause of the deadly stampede at FNB Stadium during a cup final between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs.
Two football supporters were killed and several others injured, one of whom critically, during the stampede yesterday afternoon.
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.
The deaths were caused by blunt force trauma however the cause of the incident is yet to be established.
The stampeded occurred where more than 87,000 made it to the stadium, and despite the incident, the match continued.
Sponsor, Carling Black Label as well as the two clubs sent their condolences to the families of the dead and the injured.
The stampede will remind many fans of the Ellis Park disaster where 43 fans died in a match between Pirates and Chiefs in April 2001.