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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