Madagascar Stampede: 12 killed in stampede at opening ceremony of Ioig Games in Madagascar; 80 injured – Several Killed In Madagascar Stadium Stampede During Opening Ceremony Of Indian Ocean Island Games IG News

Several killed in Madagascar stadium stampede during opening ceremony of Indian Ocean Island Games

Stampede at the opening ceremony of the IOIG Games
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A major accident took place in the African country Madagascar. Actually, there was a stampede at the opening ceremony of the Indian Ocean Island Games (IOIG) held in Madagascar, in which 12 people died. Local police say that 80 people have been injured in the accident, who have been taken to the hospital for treatment. The President has expressed grief over the accident and called for silence from the public.

12 people died in the stampede

According to foreign media, the opening ceremony of the Indian Ocean Island Games was held on Friday at the Baria Stadium in Madagascar. About 50 thousand spectators had come for the programme. During this, there was a stampede at the entrance of the stadium. 12 people died in the stampede. Madagascar Prime Minister Christian Ntse arrived at the hospital. During this, he told reporters that about 80 people were injured in the stampede, out of which 11 people were more serious.

President expressed grief over the incident

Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina expressed his condolences for the dead. The President has termed the incident as unfortunate. He said that there was a stampede at the entrance of the stadium. Many people are injured. Expressing condolences, the President has called for silence.

The real reason is not yet clear

According to media reports, what is the real reason for the stampede in the stadium, it is not yet clear. However, the ceremony continued with a laser show and fireworks after the president called for silence. The Indian Ocean Island Games will be held in Madagascar till September 3. The event featured athletes from Mauritius, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar, Mayotte, Reunion and the Maldives.