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At least 1 dead, 60 injured in Iraq football stadium stampede

There have been several incidents at the tournament, including a road crash on Monday that claimed seven lives and injured 30 people who were on their way to attend a semi-final game.

At least one person has been killed and 60 others injured in a stampede at a stadium in Basra, southern Iraq, on Thursday, Anadolu News Agency reports.

The crush took place outside the Jaza'a Al Nakhla Stadium, ahead of the final of the 25th Arabian Gulf Cup, the Iraqi News Agency (INA) reported.

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Medical officials confirmed that some of the injured are in critical condition, the report said.

Hosts Iraq and Oman have qualified for the final of the eight-nation tournament, which started on 6 January.

The six other teams were Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, UAE and Yemen.

There have been several incidents at the tournament, including a road crash on Monday that claimed seven lives and injured 30 people who were on their way to attend a semi-final game.

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