The Ellis Park Stadium Soccer Disaster - 11 April 2001 (Final Report)

During the early evening of Wednesday 11 April 2001 a large crowdof people descended onto the Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg, to watch a soccer match between Kaizer Chiefs Football Club (Kaizer Chiefs) and Orlando Pirates Football Club (Orlando Pirates). The event was to turn into the worst soccer disaster the country had known. A stampede ensued. At the end of it all, 43 people had lost their lives and scores had sustained injuries of varying degrees.

Date
: 15 July 2011
Year
: 2001
Publication Page
: 133
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