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Sankofa:WATCH VIDEO:2001 Accra Stadium disaster

Source: Ghana/Myjoyonline/Tony Bebli

The worst stadium disaster in Africa which occurred at the Accra Sports Stadium in 2001.

The lives of 126 football fans were lost during the Ghana Premier League derby between rivals Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko.

Kotoko fans threw plastic seats and bottles onto the pitch after Hearts struck late to beat them 2-1 in a Ghana Premier League game.

Police fired tear gas into the crowd which caused panic and resulted in a stampede in the Ade Coker stand which now christened May 9 stand.