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SWC Cup Stampede

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posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 11:31 AM
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Thousands of soccer fans have stampeded the gates outside a stadium before a World Cup warm-up match between Nigeria and North Korea, leaving several people injured.

Let the games begin.

posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 01:11 AM
I got 2 flags, but no comments?

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It was a goal by Nigeria that appeared to have triggered a stampede at the Makhulong Stadium that left 15 people injured, including a policeman trying to control the crowd.
Emergency officials are blaming the people that arrived late.
According to Ekurhuleni emergency medical services (EMS) spokesman Roggers Mamaila, between 6 000 and 8 000 spectators were outside the stadium when the stampede took place.
A witness, who did not want to be named, said the trouble began when Nigeria scored an early goal, causing the crowd to surge forward.
"They started pushing and people fell down, and they just walked over them," said a policeman involved in trying to control the throng.
A policeman at the gate, who eyewitnesses say was a member of the Springs Public Order Policing Unit, was trampled. He was taken to Arwyp Hospital in Kempton Park.
He was said to be in a serious, but stable condition.
The 14 others injured were taken to Tembisa Hospital.
Mamaila said EMS personnel received the emergency call at 4.14pm. They then activated a pre-emergency plan, which involved a 300-strong contingent of EMS, metro police and SA Police Force personnel.
The gate to the stadium was closed, preventing more people from entering.
Emergency officers said everything went according to the plan. "It was our plan to evacuate the patients within 30 minutes and we were able to do that in that time bracket."
In total, they mobilised six ambulances to complement the two that were at the ground.
By 6.30pm, police in full riot gear were still holding back crowds to allow both teams to leave the stadium.

posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 06:37 AM
England Panics After Stampede

More fallout:

England's security chiefs held an emergency meeting with World Cup organisers on Sunday night after safety concerns were triggered by a stampede at a friendly between Nigeria and North Korea near Johannesburg.

Hundreds of fans, holding what police said were photocopies of tickets, stormed a gate after the match had started at the Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa.
About 15 people were injured, including at least one child as well as a policeman who was seriously hurt when he was trapped under a gate.

posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 06:40 AM
He He He! From us being the European hooligans to fearing stampedes in about 10 years. Times are a changin! They should really be worried about the disiplinary record of the premier league team they are going to play! 54 yellow cards and about 10 red in one season! Kiss your shins goodbye

posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 06:46 AM
And courtesy the BBC

When Lassy Chiwayo, the South African mayor of Mbombela municipality, received a text message on his mobile phone, it told him to keep his evidence to himself, warning "or you will go to your place in a coffin". Mbombela is a local government district that includes the busy town of Nelspruit near the Kruger game park in eastern South Africa, close to the Mozambique border.
His evidence relates to an allegedly corrupt tender process for constructing parts of the new World Cup stadium near Nelspruit, where holders Italy are to play their second match.
We have taken certain measures... but there are 24 hours in a day Mbombela mayor Lassy Chiwayo World Cup venues
The former speaker of Mbombela municipality, Jimmy Mohlala, also said he had evidence that tenders for the stadium had been improperly awarded.
Mr Mohlala is now dead.
At least three other men have been killed in connection with this affair, and another three have died strangely - possibly after being poisoned.

This is related to other "tendrepereneurships" scandals that include roads and bridges being washed away after the first rains that fell.

So whose going to come stress test these brand new (controversial) stadiums for us?

posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 07:05 AM

Originally posted by harryhaller
And courtesy the BBC

So whose going to come stress test these brand new (controversial) stadiums for us?

The English. We are quite a fat nation now!

posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 07:07 AM
LOL @ bunkered.

No bigger than our local african ladies i ASSURE you ;-)

posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 07:35 AM
In all seriousness though.. this sort of sh#t happens all the time with stadiums and massive regeneration projects. Back handers all the way! Wembely stadium was finished 1 year past schedule to a tune 0f £798millon! Massively over budget with disputes still going on between Australian contractors Multiplex and MNSL.
The only difference is that if somebody was killed over it we wouldnt hear about it here in England. Well we might but it would be reported as suicide. Its how we civilised nations do things! Tongue firmly in cheek by the way

[edit on 7-6-2010 by Bunkered]

quote from Wiki

The Australian firm Multiplex, which was the main contractor on Wembley Stadium, made significant losses on the project [32][33]. In an attempt to recoup some of those losses, the firm has initiated a number of legal cases against its sub-contractors and consultants.[34] The largest of these - the largest legal claim in UK legal history - is a claim for £253 million against the structural engineering consultants Mott Macdonald[35]. In preliminary hearings the two architecture practices which worked for Multiplex on the project have been ordered to allow Multiplex access to their records in order for them to build a case. The practices, Foster + Partners and Populous, estimate the costs of providing access and answering Multiplex's queries at £5 million.[36] The case is not due to be heard until January 2011[37]. Mott Macdonald has issued a counter-claim for unpaid fees of £250,000[35].

Multiplex has also taken the original steel contractor, Cleveland Bridge, to court in order to claim up to £38 million[38] compensation for costs resulting from Cleveland Bridge walking away from the job. Cleveland Bridge, in turn, claimed up to £15 million from Multiplex. The case was finally resolved in September 2008 with Cleveland Bridge ordered to pay £6.1 million in damages and 20% of Multiplex's costs after the court found Cleveland Bridge was in the wrong to walk off site. The judge criticised both sides for allowing the case to reach court, pointing out that total costs were £22 million, including £1 million for photocopying[39]. Multiplex's ultimate bill is estimated to be over £10 million.

Multiplex is also contesting a claim from its concrete contractor, PC Harrington, that Multiplex owes £13.4 million to PC Harrington

[edit on 7-6-2010 by Bunkered]

posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 08:07 AM
Yes, kickbacks and such are all part of the "capitalist system".

But trust me, this is africa. A whole different ballgame.

Even your worst contractors would have nightmarish rules and codes to adhere to.

Lookee here

Mon, 01 Mar 2010 17:55
Transport officials will look into reports that several newly-built bridges and roads in Limpopo have been washed away, Transport Minister Sbu Ndebele said on Monday in an apparent reference to work carried out by a company owned by ANC Youth League president Julius Malema.

The City Press newspaper reported on Sunday that several multi-million rand bridges and roads in Limpopo, built by SGL Engineering Projects in which Malema has the majority shareholding, had been washed away within weeks of their completion.

THAT would never happen there by you.

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