The fascination happened when fans tried to enter the Orumbe Stadium in Yaounde to watch the game between Cameroon and Comoros.
The African Football Confederation (CAF), which organises the African Cup of Nations, said it was aware of the incident.
“CAF is currently investigating the situation to obtain more details about these incidents. We are in contact with Cameroonian authorities and the local organizing committee,” a CAF spokesman said in a statement.
CAF secretary general Veron Mosengo-Omba will travel to Yaounde to visit the victims, the statement said.
Monday’s events came a day after another tragedy in the capital.
At least 16 people were killed in a fire at a nightclub early Sunday, according to a government statement. Eight others were seriously injured and are in intensive care.
At a press conference held at the scene, the director of the central hospital in Yaounde said several people were in critical condition.
According to a statement from the Cameroonian Ministry of Communications, the explosion of fireworks caused the ceiling of the Liv nightclub to catch fire, causing two powerful explosions that caused panic among those inside.
The government statement added that President Paul Biya ordered an in-depth investigation into the incident and offered condolences to the families of the victims.
CNN’s Joel Kouam reported from Cameroon and Mitchell McCluskey from Atlanta. CNN’s Nimi Princewill and Schams Elwazer contributed to this report.
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