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Three hurt in crush at Cape Town World Cup party

Three people, including a police officer, were injured in a crush at the entrance to a World Cup party in Cape Town yesterday, where thousands were celebrating ahead of the tournament's kick-off.

world Updated: Jun 11, 2010 01:01 IST
AFP

Three people, including a police officer, were injured in a crush at the entrance to a World Cup party in Cape Town yesterday, where thousands were celebrating ahead of the tournament's kick-off.

"Excess people wanted to get in and started pushing," said police spokesman Frederick van Wyk.

Two women broke their ankles and a metro police officer broke a leg after police told the crowd to move to nearby areas with large screens as the fan park was full.

"People at the back kept moving forward and a crush ensued," said van Wkyk.

First Published: Jun 11, 2010 00:57 IST