Johannesburg football stadium crush kills two

Stampede kills two in S’African stadium but match goes

Gauteng traffic authorities earlier said the expect around 100 000 people to gather in the Nasrec precinct for the match.

According to their statement, the fatalities occurred "due to a number of people who attempted to push through the gates".

One person was critically injured and 16 others had minor injuries, the stadium management said in a statement that also confirmed it is conducting an investigation with police.

Some local media reports suggested fake tickets had gone on sale.

MMC for Public Safety in Johannesburg Michael Sun confirmed the incident.

The Soweto Derby between two of Johannesburg's biggest clubs always attracts huge crowds, and Sun said all stadium gates were open in an attempt to deal with the extra numbers.

Johannesburg mayor, Herman Mashaba release a statement following the incident.

The pre-season game was broadcast live and officials allowed the match to continue with Kaizer Chiefs going on to win 1-0.

"A football match is supposed to be a place of entertainment".

The two worst football tragedies in South Africa came at matches between the two teams.

South Africa's state broadcaster announced the deaths this afternoon, but gave no further details about the stampede.

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