HORROR: 15 die in a stampede at a football match in DR Congo after police fire teargas into the crowd [Pictures]

A terrible football tragedy has happened in DR Congo.

At least 15 football fans have been killed in a stampede at a football match in the capital Kinshasa, in a match between ASV Club and Tout Puissant Mazembe.

According to the local minister for central Kinshasa, Emmanuel Akweti, in an interview with Reuters:

Four policemen were harassed by supporters. When they fired tear gas, the stampede began, causing the deaths.

One incredible picture has appeared online from the game, showing how the crowds swarmed and scaled a scaffolding at the ground to escape the stampede below.

See all terrible pictures below.