Emergency service prepares for Cup

BY foxsports • March 24, 2010

The South African emergency response team for Johannesburg says it will provide a "developed service" at the World Cup.

Emergency Management Services divisional chief Sean Knoetze told The Associated Press on Wednesday that they had prepared for biological and chemical incidents, stadium collapses, aircraft crashes and flooding during the monthlong tournament.

Knoetze said the access problems that contributed to South Africa's biggest sporting disaster, when 43 people died in a crush at a soccer game at Johannesburg's Ellis Park stadium in 2001, have been rectified.

Ellis Park is a World Cup venue. The event begins June 11.

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