Sunday, November 3, 2013

28 die in Anambra churchstampede

No fewer than 28 people were trampled
to death early Saturday in a stampede
that occurred during a vigil at the Holy
Ghost Adoration Ground, Uke, in the
Idemili North Local Government Area of
Anambra State.
The vigil was attended by Governor
Peter Obi of Anambra State, the
governorship candidate of the All
Progressives Grand Alliance, Mr. Willie
Obiano and the National Chairman of
APGA, Dr. Victor Umeh.
More than 100,000 people, Sunday
Punch learnt, gathered at the venue,
which is designed to take about 5,000
The incident occurred shortly after Obi
and his entourage left the venue.
About 200 victims that survived the
stampede were taken to hospitals in
Onitsha and Nkpor where of them were
treated and discharged
Obi, who later on visited hospitals,
where injured persons were taken,
promised to set up a panel to
investigate the cause of the stampede.

No comments:

Post a Comment