Nine people have died in a stampede at a football stadium in El Salvador, it has been reported.
“The number of dead after the stampede at the Cuscatlan Stadium reached nine,” the National Civil Police [PNC] posted on Twitter.
Local media reported that more than 100 were injured in the stampede. Two were reported to be in critical condition and taken to the nearest hospital.
Salvadoran health minister Francisco Alabi said on Twitter that emergency teams had been deployed and the injured were being transferred to local hospitals.
The stampede occurred after fans tried to enter the Cuscatlan stadium in the capital of San Salvador to watch the match between football teams Alianza and FAS on Saturday.
Alianza and FAS are two of the most popular football teams in the Central American country.
Mundo en Conflicto tweeted on Sunday that fans outside the stadium in Cuscatlan, in El Salvador, “blocked the work of ambulances by covering the exits and delaying the transfer of the injured”.
More to follow.