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31 Dead In Rivers Church Stampede —Police


No fewer than 31 persons have been reportedly dead in a stampede at a programme organised by a Pentecostal church, Kings Assembly, in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State, Channels Television reports.

River State Police Command spokesperson, Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed the casualty figure.

It was gathered that the tragedy occurred when a large crowd of people attempted to push through a small entrance.

The guests reportedly began arriving at the Polo Club as early as 6:30am for the event slated for 9am, but met the gate locked.

However, at about 8am, some sports men arrived and opened the small entrance to have their training session, only for the crowd to see it as an opportunity to access the tent that was mounted by the church for the program.

A similar incident in December 2020 also claimed some lives when a crowd gathered for a Christmas palliative organized by an online sales platform in Port Harcourt.

Channels Television 

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