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Six fans die in Guinea during AFCON celebration

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Six fans died and several others were injured during celebrations in Guinea after the national team’s victory over Gambia in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament.

The incident occurred in Conakry, the capital of Guinea, where fans took to the streets to celebrate the team’s win.

According to witnesses, the fans were hit by a truck that was part of the parade, the truck was reportedly carrying members of the national team and their families.

The incident has sparked calls for calm in Guinea, with officials urging fans to celebrate responsibly.

President Alpha Conde expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and called for an investigation into the incident.

He also urged fans to avoid violent behavior and to celebrate in a peaceful manner.

The incident has raised concerns about the safety of fans during Afcon celebrations, the tournament, which is held every two years, is a major event in Africa and attracts millions of fans from around the continent.

The incident comes just days before Guinea’s next match in the tournament, where they will face Nigeria on Monday at Stade Félix Houphouët Boigny in Abidjan.

The Super Eagles team has expressed their condolences to the families of the victims and acknowledged the importance of ensuring the safety of fans during the tournament.

The incident has also sparked discussions about the need for better safety measures during Afcon celebrations.

Some experts have suggested that more needs to be done to ensure the safety of fans, including the use of barriers and other safety equipment.

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The recent incident in Guinea has raised concerns about the safety of fans during Afcon celebrations. Officials have called for calm and urged fans to celebrate responsibly.

The incident has also sparked discussions about the need for better safety measures during the tournament.


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