Two dead in stampede at Soweto derby

Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates at FNB Stadium in the Carling Black label Cup

Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates at FNB Stadium in the Carling Black label Cup

"As Carling Black Label, Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and SMSA - We wish to express our honest condolences to the families of those affected by the incident".

"Situation report from FNB Soweto Derby: Stampede reported with multiple injuries, 2 confirmed fatal", Sun wrote.

Operations Manager for Gauteng EMS Colin Errakiah says one person is in a critical condition in hospital.

Match tickets were sold out two weeks before the game.

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In 2001, 43 people were crushed to death when a reported 30,000 additional fans tried to cram into Ellis Park Stadium, which has a capacity of 60,000.

Hlomla Hlangani, an intern video journalist with public broadcaster SABC who was at the stadium, said the trouble occurred shortly after the match had started.

Michael Sun, the councillor for public safety in Johannesburg, confirmed the deaths on Twitter and said gates were opened to ensure crowd control.

The match was shown live with Reuters reporting that television footage showed no obvious disruptions, and Kaiser Chiefs went on to win 1-0. It has also played an important role in South African politics. "What happened at FNB Stadium is very unfortunate", said Jordaan.

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