More than 30 people killed in stampede at church event in Nigeria

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by Jennifer Aliw Deede

According to police adn security officials cited by CNN more than 30 people, most of them children, were killed and others injured when a stampede broke out at a church event in the southeastern Nigerian city of Port Harcourt on Saturday.

The incident took place at a local polo club, where the nearby Kings Assembly Church had organized a gift donation drive, as Olufemi Ayodele, a regional spokesman for Nigeria’s Civil Defense Corps states, and during “the process of distributing the gift items, there was a stampede due to overcrowding,” he said. “Casualties were children mostly.”

Thirty-one people have been confirmed dead, seven injured people were hospitalized.


(28th may, 2022)

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