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In the Port Harcourt Church Stampede many people were feared dead

Over 20 persons are said to have died shortly before the start of a program arranged by a new generation church in Port Harcourt, the state capital of Rivers.

Despite the fact that the ‘Kings Assembly’ church is located on the GRA axis of the state capital, the program was held in the Polo Club to accommodate the expected big crowd.

The incident occurred at the church’s gift and food distribution to commemorate its fourth anniversary, according to a witness.
Some individuals arrived on Friday, while others arrived as early as 6.30 a.m. this morning for an event that was scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., according to the source.

He stated, ”

“At around 8 a.m., some people who were scheduled to attend a sports session arrived and unlocked the little gate, allowing the surging crowd to force their way in, resulting in the stampede.”

“This morning, there was an incident. The fourth edition of the church’s food and gift distribution was open to the public. Some people arrived on Friday, while others arrived as early as 6.30 a.m. on Saturday.

“Those engaged in athletic activities opened the little gate, and the stampeding multitude tried to gain admission through the small gate.” He said, “I counted roughly 21 dead people on the ground.”

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Many victims, he added, had been brought to an unknown Port Harcourt hospital.

Grace Iringe-Koko, the state Police Command’s acting spokesman, acknowledged the event to reporters but could not provide a figure at this time.

“I’m doing a press conference about the incident.” She stated that it would be available soon.

 

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