WATCH: How the stampede at Cameroon stadium turned tragic


Sports journalist Oma Akatugba narrates the tragedy at Yaounde Olembe stadium, Cameroon.

A stampede outside the stadium at hosts Cameroon match against Comoros at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) left at least eight people dead and more than 35 injured, according to officials.

Crowds on Monday trooped to enter the stadium, which has a capacity of 60,000, to watch the host nation beat Comoros 2-1 in Africa’s top football tournament and reach the quarter-finals.