5 January 2013

Angola: Fifa President Regrets Victims of Vigil Tragedy

Luanda — FIFA President, Joseph Blatter, regretted on Friday the victims of the the tragedy of December 31 at Luanda's Cidadela stadium that killed 13 people, during a vigil of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God.

In a condolence message addressed to the president of the Angolan Football Federation (FAF), Pedro Neto, FIFA top official expressed his deepest sadness for the incidence that happened in a football stadium in Luanda.

During the December 31 vigil, the forces of the National Police, Fire Department and National Institute of Medical Emergency rushed 114 people to the Luanda hospitals of Americo Boavida, Josina Machel, Prenda and Lucrecia Paim Maternity, where 13 people, including three children, eventually died.

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