Eight killed in Malawi football stampede

Eight killed in Malawi football stampede

Eight people – including seven children – have died in a stampede ahead of a football match in Malawi.

Dozens more were injured in the crush at Lilongwe’s Bingu national stadium.

The stampede reportedly happened as thousands of people tried to find seats ahead of a friendly between top sides Nyasa Big Bullets and Silver Strikers.

President Peter Mutharika has offered his condolences and said the government will do all it can to assist the families of the bereaved.