At least eight people have been killed and 38 injured in a crush outside an Africa Cup of Nations football match in Cameroon.
Videos showed screaming fans being crushed at an entry gate to the Olembé stadium in the capital Yaoundé.
Witnesses described chaotic scenes outside the ground as thousands of fans struggled to get access.
Two boys, aged eight and 14, are among the dead, and seven people were seriously injured.
Cameroonian President Paul Biya ordered an investigation into the “tragic incident”. The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has also launched its own investigation, and says a minute’s silence will be observed at future matches as a mark of respect to those who died.
Officials say about 50,000 people tried to attend the match on Monday.
The stadium has a capacity of 60,000 but it was not meant to be more than 80% full for the game because of Covid restrictions.
Images on social media show fans clambering over fences, rushing past checkpoints and trampling on unconscious supporters. Others show some trying to resuscitate their fellow fans.
Danish journalist Buster Emil Kirchner described seeing “a lot of chaos” as fans clamoured to enter the ground through a single open gate.
Another journalist, Leocadia Bongben, saw a commotion coming from one of the fan zone areas outside the stadium.
“It’s really quite a sad situation that people go to watch a game and they end up dying there.”
Some of the injured were in a “desperate condition”, nurse Olinga Prudence told the Associated Press.