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Angry fans crash through gate at El Salvador soccer match in stampede that kills 12, injures dozens

May. 21, 2023 20:18 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Fans angry at being blocked from entering a Salvadoran soccer league match despite having tickets knocked down a small access gate to the stadium, creating a crush that killed 12 people and injured dozens, officials and witnesses said Sunday. Diego...

At least 9 dead in stampede at soccer stadium in El Salvador

May. 21, 2023 00:36 AM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — At least nine people were killed and dozens more injured when stampeding soccer fans pushed through one of the access gates at a quarterfinal match in the Salvadoran league Saturday. The National Civil Police said in a preliminary report via Twitter...

El Salvador: 2,000 more to prison, vows will 'never return'

Mar. 15, 2023 18:58 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador’s government sent 2,000 more suspects to a huge new prison built especially for gang members Wednesday, and the the justice minister vowed that “they will never return” to the streets. The tough statement came as the administration...