At least 12 people were killed and dozens injured in clashes at a soccer stadium in El Salvador’s capital on Saturday, the National Civil Police (PNC) said on Twitter.
“Initial reports indicate a crowd of fans trying to get in to watch the match between Alianza and FAS at the Cascatlan Stadium,” PNC reported.
Salvadoran Health Minister Francisco Alabi said on Twitter that emergency teams had been deployed and the injured were being transferred to local hospitals.
About 90 people, including minors, are being treated for injuries – most in a “stable” condition, he added.
President Nayeb Bukele said a “thorough investigation” into the incident would be carried out by the National Police and the Attorney General’s Office.
“All will be investigated: teams, managers, stadium, ticket office, league, confederation, etc. Whoever is guilty, they will not go unpunished,” Bugel tweeted.
Video provided by El Salvador’s National Civil Police showed several ambulances parked outside the stadium and medics rushing to the scene.
Photos taken from inside the stadium showed crowds of people, many wearing white and blue jersey colours.
Alianza and FAS are two of the most popular soccer teams in the Central American country.
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