Congolese singer Fally Ipupa has sent his condolences to the families of 11 people who died on Saturday during his concert in the largest stadium in the capital, Kinshasa.
The stadium was packed beyond its 80,000 capacity – even the corridors were jammed, according to one witness.
Reports said the size of the crowd vastly exceeded the number that the security personnel could control, leaving 11 people dead, including two police officers dead.
The country’s interior minister, Daniel Aselo Okito, has called for the organisers to be punished for failing to limit the number attending the concert.
In a Facebook message, Fally Ipupa said he was deeply disturbed and sympathized with the affected families. END