Four people are said to have been killed during a crush at the National Stadium in Honduras.

Citing a spokesman for University Teaching Hospital, the Associated Press news agency said the incident took place during a football match between Motagua and Honduras Progreso on Sunday.

Thousands of fans had attempted to force their way into the stadium and around 600 police officers used a water cannon and tear gas in an effort to push back the crowds.

However, the actions are said to have panicked the crowds and fans stampeded, with at least four supporters being killed and dozens others injured as a result.

The spokesman also said a pregnant woman suffered a miscarriage due to severe injuries picked up in the crush.