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11 die in Venezuela stadium crush



CARACAS, Venezuela (CNN) -- At least 11 people died Sunday in a crush of people trying to enter a stadium in Valencia, two hours west of Caracas in northwestern Venezuela, police said.

A civil defense spokesman put the number dead at 14. Authorities said another 25 people were injured. Most of the victims were teenagers.

The crush occurred as throngs of people tried to get into the Plaza Monumental de Valencia where a Venezuelan television station was sponsoring a show. Once the stadium was full, authorities closed the doors.

Thousands of people remained outside and pushed to get in, police said. It was not immediately clear what caused the crush.



 
 
 
 


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