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2 killed in stampede at Soweto derby at South African stadium

BREAKING NEWS: Two people killed and several injured in a stampede before a football derby in South Africa

Two people were killed and several others injured as a result of a fan crush at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg.

The country's two most popular teams, the Kaizer Chiefs and the Orlando Pirates, were playing at a pre-season derby at FNB stadium.

"We are going to ask for a full report and institute a full investigation on what transpired and the cause for the stampede".

The match was shown live with Reuters reporting that television footage showed no obvious disruptions, and Kaiser Chiefs went on to win 1-0.

The crush happened outside a stadium gate, local broadcasters reported, citing officials.

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has extended his deepest condolences, saying the city will be working with the police to ensure the cause of this incident is investigated.

"This sad loss of life at such a highly anticipated event is indeed a tragedy and the city will work with all the relevant authorities to prevent tragedies such as this in future".

MMC for Public Safety in Johannesburg Michael Sun confirmed the incident.

The stadium was rebuilt for the 2010 World Cup and hosted the final, where Spain beat Netherlands.