At least nine people have died in a stampede at a soccer stadium in El Salvador

At least nine people were killed and dozens more injured in a stampede at a soccer match in El Salvador on Saturday.

What happened: The stampede occurred when soccer fans pushed through one of the access gates at the quarterfinal match between clubs Alianza and FAS at Monumental stadium in Cuscatlan.
* At least two of the injured transported to hospitals were in critical condition.

Rescue response: First aid group Rescue Commandos attended to more than 500 people, with more than 100 transported to hospitals, some in serious condition.
* Play was suspended 16 minutes into the match when fans in the stands helped carry the injured to the field for medical treatment.

Investigating the incident: National Civil Police Commissioner Mauricio Arriza Chicas said there would be a criminal investigation in conjunction with the Attorney General’s Office.
* The investigation will cover ticket sales, stadium entry, and the area where the gate was pushed open.

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