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DAKAR – Eight people were killed during Senegal’s football league cup final in Dakar on Saturday when a wall collapsed onto clashing supporters triggering a stampede.

Commenting on the tragedy, sports minister Matar Ba said a young girl was among the dead, while around 60 others were left injured who were rushed to hospital in Dakar.

“Strong measures will be taken so that such an event will never be repeated in Senegal,” said Ba.

The incident happened at Demba Diop stadium in the capital, Dakar, at the end of the League Cup final between Stade de Mbour and Union Sportive Ouakam.