Two people were killed and at least another eight injured in a stampede to enter a stadium in the Angolan capital where Pope Benedict later presided at a youth rally.

The Lusa news agency reported that the incident happened as thousands of people rushed to enter the stadium in Luanda about four and a half hours before the Pope arrived at the stadium.

Police and hospital officials were not immediately available for comment on the report.

Lusa said the victims were a young man and a young woman who died at the scene. Their ages were not given.