President Andry Rajoelina took section in celebrations at the stadium before in the day
At least 16 people today have been crushed to demise at a stadium in Madagascar throughout independence day celebrations.
Facts are unclear, but authorities reported the crush occurred as people attempted to depart the stadium just after a parade and law enforcement closed the venue’s doors.
Dozens a lot more ended up injured at the stadium in Antananarivo, the country’s capital.
Past September, a crowd surge through a football match at the very same stadium killed a single person and injured a lot more than 30.
In the latest incident, hundreds of persons had collected for a army parade and a live performance.
News agency AFP studies that, immediately after the parade, security officers opened the gates to allow spectators to leave.
But witnesses mentioned several gates had been straight away shut and crowds have been blocked by police, triggering a fatal crush.
President Rajoelina afterwards frequented the hurt in clinic
“When the organisers opened the gate, we were being in the entrance row, in the queue,” claimed Jean Claude Etienne Rakotoarimanana, 29, who experienced bruises in the course of the incident.
“Out of the blue individuals ran to get in front of us. They shoved us, some even punched us and pulled us,” he included, indicating he fainted as a end result.
President Andry Rajoelina afterwards visited victims in hospital and told reporters that the state would include the healthcare expenditures of individuals hurt.