There was a tragedic stampede ahead of Madagascar vs Senegal match in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Antananarivo on Sunday.
Local police said a huge crowd at the gate of the Mahamasina Municipal Stadium became uncontrollable leading to the unfortunate situation.
The hospital report said one person was killed while 37 others sustained injuries and were currently being attended to at different health centres.
However, the game was allowed to go ahead but beyond the scheduled kickoff.
“In all, there are 41 patients that entered the hospital including one dead on the spot and two in fairly precarious states,” Oliva Alison Rakoto, director of the Hrja Hospital, told AFP.
“The two critically injured patients have head and thoracic trauma.” She said some of the injured have already been discharged.
Moussa Konaté put the Teranga Lions ahead after 27 minutes when he pounced on a defensive blunder and unleashed his effort beyond the goalkeeper.
Paulin Voavy restored parity for the hosts a minute before the break.
Senegal returned with more determination, with Liverpool star Sadio Mane becoming more visible in the attacking line unlike in first half.
Inter Milan striker Balde Keita put the visitors ahead once more in the 62nd minute but an own goal conceded by Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly helped Madagascar to share the spoils at 2-2.
Both teams now lead Group A with 4 points each.
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