At least 174 dead in Indonesia: these previous tragedies that have bereaved football
That day, the team of Hearts of Oak FC (Accra) and that of Asante Kotoko (Kumasi) compete within the framework of the Ghanaian championship. Following a contentious goal by the Accra team, overflows took place in the stands of Kumasi supporters. The police tried to intervene to calm things down, causing thousands of supporters to flee, trapped by the closed stadium gates. A violent stampede ensued, leaving 127 dead, mainly from asphyxiation or trampling, and hundreds injured. This is the most tragic accident in the history of African football.