Families of the victims of the Olembe Stadium Stamped during the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2021 have received some form of compensation.
The families of the eight individuals who were trodden upon to death at the Olembe Stadium during the Cameroon vs Comoros AFCON 2021 game have received a compensatory sum from the government of Cameroon.
Eight (8) people died during a stadium stampede at Cameroon during the 2021 AFCON. The stampede was said to be as a result of a reckless decision to open a gate in the face of a flood of people.
Each of the families took home the sum of 10, 000 000 CFA Francs amounting to a total of 80, 000 000.
The money, according to source, was handed by Governor of the Centre Region Naseri Paul Bea.
The next disbursement to over 38 injured victims is said to be slated for Monday, February 28, 2022.
As a means of compensating victims and their families, a sum of 84,700,000 FRS has been provided by the head of state, Paul Biya.
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