Ivory Coast Man Imprisoned for Match Stampede

The head of the Ivorian Football Federation was jailed for trying to cram 36,000 people into a 34,000-seat stadium...


From BBC:

An Ivorian football official has been sentenced to six months in jail for his role in a deadly stadium stampede.

Albert Anzouan Kacou, head of the Ivorian Football Federation's match organising committee, was also fined $1,000 for manslaughter and fraud.

Twenty people died and more than 130 were injured when a wall collapsed at an Abidjan stadium shortly before a World Cup qualifier match in March.

Another man responsible for ticketing at the match was also sentenced.

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