Six people are reported to have been killed and dozens hurt in a crush outside a stadium hosting an Africa Cup of Nations match in Cameroon.
Video footage showed football fans struggling to get access to the Paul Biya stadium in a neighbourhood of the capital Yaounde.
Naseri Paul Biya, governor of Cameroon’s central region, said there may be more casualties, AP News said.
Another report said a number of children had lost consciousness.
The stadium has a capacity of 60,000 but because of Covid restrictions it was not meant to be more than 80% full.
Match officials were quoted as saying that some 50,000 people were trying to attend.
A crush at the entrance to the stadium caused “half a dozen deaths and dozens have been injured”, reported state broadcaster CRTV.
Nick Cavell, a producer for BBC Africa, was at the match and said that news of the crush did not seem to filter through to the crowd until there were reports on social media.
Lots of discarded shoes and other debris was strewn around the entrance of the stadium, he said.
Nurse Olinga Prudence told AP that some of the injured were in a “desperate condition”.
The Confederation of African Football, CAF said in a statement that it is “currently investigating the situation and trying to get more details on what transpired”.
A black man in Nevada spent six days in jail after police mistook him for a suspect with the same name who is white and twice his age, a lawsuit says.
Shane Lee Brown, 25, was arrested in January 2020 in a traffic stop after he failed to show his licence. Las Vegas police found a warrant in his name.
But that warrant was actually for Shane Neal Brown, a middle-aged white man with a beard, the lawsuit claims.
The younger man was not charged with a crime and is now suing for damages.
A spokeswoman for the city of Henderson told US media that the younger man had been lawfully detained for driving with a suspended licence. The city did not refer to the allegation of mistaken identity in the legal action.
The lawsuit says officers wrongly thought Mr Brown was Shane Neal Brown, a white man with brown hair, blue eyes and a beard. Now 51, he was first jailed for a felony in 1994, before the younger Mr Brown was even born, reports US media.
Shane Lee Brown stands about 4in shorter than the older man, adds the lawsuit against the Las Vegas and Henderson police departments.
“During his unlawful detention, Shane Lee Brown repeatedly explained to numerous unknown Henderson police officers and supervisors that he was not the 49-year-old white ‘Shane Brown’ who was the subject of the felony warrant,” the lawsuit says.
It accuses officials of failing to perform “due diligence” by comparing his booking photo to the one on file for the older white man.
Shane Lee Brown was eventually released nearly a week after his arrest when his lawyer had a judge compare the two photos.
He is now seeking $500,000 (£370,000) in punitive damages.
Las Vegas police discovered eight days after his release that Shane Neal Brown had been arrested in San Bernardino County, California.
He appeared in court later in January and accepted a plea deal. It is unclear if he was already in custody at the time of the younger man’s arrest.
A spokeswoman for the city of Henderson told NBC News on Monday that the younger man was “correctly arrested” for driving with a suspended licence, contempt of court and failing to pay a fine to the city.
“Mr Brown admitted to the arresting officers that he knew his driver licence was suspended and that he had traffic warrants in Henderson,” said spokeswoman Kathleen Richards.
“The plaintiff in this lawsuit has not presented all the facts and circumstances behind his lawful and proper arrest by Henderson Police, which will be further addressed in the City Attorney’s response to the court.”