Panic at Accra Sports Stadium in 2001

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Accra Sports Stadium, March 2011

On May 9, 2001, 127 people were killed in a mass panic at the Accra Sports Stadium in Accra , Ghana . After the mass panic in Peru in 1964, the accident is considered the second biggest accident in football history.

Five minutes before the end of the game between Hearts of Oak SC from Accra and Asante Kotoko from Kumasi , fans of the guests began to tear seats from their fastenings and toss onto the field when the score was 2-1. The police then used tear gas and closed the exits. As a result, there was a mass panic as spectators tried to leave the stadium. 127 people died and at least 150 others were injured.

As a consequence of the accident, the Ghana Premier Football League was suspended for a month.

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