Tegucigalpa - At least five people were crushed to death late
Sunday in Honduras as attempts to enter an overcrowded football
stadium escalated, leading to a panic in the crowd.
A further 25 were reported injured by the government after the
incident, which played out at the national stadium in Tegucigalpa
during the country's football championship.
The incident started when throngs pushed to get into the stadium when
the gates were opened. Newspaper La Prensa reported "chaos" and
fighting between police and fans, partially because too many tickets
had been sold for the event.
The game between host Motagua and Honduras Progreso proceeded
nonetheless, with Motagua winning 3:0. Motagua manager Eduardo Atala
tweeted that authorities had recommended the game not be cancelled,
as the stadium was full.