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Alianza club president and other executives arrested for pushing
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Alianza club president and other executives arrested for pushing

(Spanish CNN) — Salvadoran authorities have announced that they have arrested Alianza FC club president Pedro Hernández in connection with investigations into Saturday’s stampede that left 12 dead, 88 fans hospitalized and nearly 500 injured at the Cuscatlán stadium.

The Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) assured this Thursday to Twitter which issued warrants for the arrest of five people, including other officials and a key keeper, for the possible crimes of “culpable homicide, culpable injury and public havoc”.

The stadium gates put in place for the match “were not sufficient for the number of supporters”, said the prosecution, to indicate that these accesses were not opened sufficiently in advance for orderly and safe entry. .

The FGR pointed out that by selling the tickets for the match at the Cuscatlán stadium between Alianza FC and CD Fas, the organizers “decided to illegally sell the tickets issued for the previous matches”.

“The organization’s negligence and greed, during an oversell, generated a human avalanche that caused loss of life, as well as injuries and endangering the safety of participants,” he said. declared.

Finally, they indicated that those captured will be brought before the courts “in the coming days”.

CNN is trying to find out if Hernández and others investigated have legal representation and has contacted club Alianza FC for comment.

Merlin Delcid contributed to this report.