NewsBlaze search box Daily News header

Car Accident Kills 5 Somali Football Fans

By   get stories by email

At least five Somali football fans have died and 10 others were wounded in a car accident on Tuesday evening as fans were returning from Stadium Banaadir where the district level football for peace tournament was under way for the past several days.

The tragedy occurred after a lorry carrying over 100 fans all from WadaJir district overturned along the high Maka Al Mukarrama road in the center of Somali capital Mogadishu.

The fans were on their way to their district after their team fell to Yaqshid district in the semifinal match of the district level football for peace tournament in the Banadir region where Somali capital is located. Yaqshid beat WadaJir by 4-3 in penalties after the match ended in 1-1 equality.

Fans

The tragedy has shocked Somali Football Federation which announced two days of mourning for the beloved football fans who died in Tuesday's car accident.

"We are sharing the grievance with the families of those died or wounded in the accident, because they were members of Somali football family-the head quarters of Somali football federation will be closed for the next two days to mourn for the lost beloved fans," Somali Football Federation President, Mahmoud Nur said in a press statement on Tuesday evening.

Tuesday's match attracted over 45 thousand spectators, the biggest number of football fans yet to be seen at a Somali Stadium for over two decades.

Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar is the NewsBlaze Somalia reporter. Contact him through NewsBlaze.

  Please click this get stories by email button to be notified about future stories, and please leave a comment below.

  Please leave a comment here     If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page

Related Top Stories News

World renowned medium and psychic Lindy Baker is interviewed here by The Hollywood Sentinel, discussing psychic power, the spirit world, life after death, areas of concern in 2016, and much more.
For as long as I can remember, I have always been fascinated with Recreational Vehicles. There is something so incredibly charming and liberating about owning a hotel-on-wheels.
Secretary Kerry said the Peace Colombia strategy supports Colombian Government effort for security and economic opportunities in areas vacated by FARC.
Pat, a former police officer, says Alfonso Hernandez family, the owner of the restaurants, has a 43 year reputation of serving the community.
The number of Startup businesses is ramping up again. Here are six common mistakes startups should avoid that could make them crash and burn.
US Secretary of State clearly emphasized the need to stop the bombardment that caused sufferings to thousands of besieged civilians.

 

NewsBlaze Writers Of The Month


Popular Stories This Month

newsletter logo

NewsBlaze
Copyright © 2004-2016 NewsBlaze Pty. Ltd.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy  | DMCA Notice               Press Room   |    Visit NewsBlaze Mobile Site