The Savior suffered its greatest sports tragedy with the death of 12 people as a result of a stampede at the Cuscatlán stadiumin San Salvador, which has also left some 100 people injured.
The Salvadoran government confirmed the death toll hours after the incidents that occurred on Saturday night when the fans tried to enter one of the popular areas of the stadium to watch a match between Alianza and Futbolistas Asociados Santanecos (FAS)two of the most popular clubs in the country.
the local newspaper The printing press reported: “The events occurred because the doors of the general sector were closed and the overcrowding of fans led to a stampede and the fainting of several fans”. The aforementioned overcrowding would have been due to an overselling of tickets.
After learning the latest update on the deceased, the controversial Salvadoran President Nayib Bukeleassured on his Twitter account that “an exhaustive investigation will be carried out.”
“The Police and the Prosecutor’s Office will carry out an exhaustive investigation of the events that occurred in the Cuscatlán stadium. Everyone will be investigated: teams, managers, stadium, ticket office, league, federation, etc. Whoever the culprits are, they will not go unpunished.”assured the president, known for his advance against the salvatrucha gangs.
The Salvadoran Football Federation, which suspended Sunday’s matchesregretted the deaths in a statement and added that “it will immediately request a report on what happened and will communicate what is pertinent in the shortest possible time.”
Meanwhile, the Salvadoran league teams expressed their condolences from their social networks. “Today the colors do not exist and for the good of the sport that we are all passionate about, we hope that this does not happen again,” published the FAS, the visiting team of the match that was finally suspended and where the Argentine striker Wilson Gómez, former Chacarita, Villa San Carlos and Comunicaciones, plays.
While another popular club, Luis Ángel Firpo – named after the emblematic former Argentine boxer – stated that “soccer is in mourning.” “We join the pain of the families of Alianza fans”.