Fan stampede kills 22 at Ivory Coast soccer match
The Associated Press is reporting 22 dead and 132 injured after fans created a stampede following a World Cup qualifying soccer match in the Ivory Coast.
According to Interior Minister Desire Tagro, fans became unruly before the game between Ivory Coast and Malawi even began and at one point police fired tear gas into a section of the crowd.
"They started pushing to get in because the match was about to start and each and every one of them wanted to get in," Tagro said in a televised statement.
Ivory Coast won the match 5-0.
"Lots of fans showed up," Tagro said in another Associated Press article published in the Deseret News out of Salt Lake City. "They started pushing to get in because the match was about to start and each and every one of them wanted to get in."