At least 11 people have died in Senegal after the terrace where they were watching a World Cup football match collapsed, police say.

A large group of people had gathered at the home of the local head of the national electricity company to see the game on TV, Senegalese radio said.

The collapse happened as the fans watched the Uruguay-South Korea match on Saturday in Matam, northern Senegal.

In Africa, even a little too much joy is dangerous. A whole house falling on you just like that—falling while everything else is totally normal: the ground is not shaking, the sky is clear, the sun is shining, the satellites are spinning through the thin regions of the atmosphere, and the football is happening all over the world. Africa is the house of suffering.