The Olembe Stadium in Yaounde hosted the last-16 battle, which was originally supposed to hold 80% of its 60,000 capacity due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.
However, as many as 50,000 spectators are reported to have tried to gain access to the stadium, with images on social media showing fans forcing their way through the gates with tragic consequences.
Olinga Prudence, a nurse at the Messassi hospital treating injured fans, told the publication: "Some of the injured are in desperate condition. We will have to evacuate them to a specialized hospital."
The knockout tie went ahead unaffected on Monday night as host nation Cameroon reached the last eight thanks to a 2-1 win, with Karl Toko Ekambi and Vincent Aboubakar netting before Youssouf M'Changama's stunning consolation of a free kick. body check tags ::