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At least 31 die in church stampede in southern Nigeria


At least 31 people died in Nigeria on Saturday during a stampede
at a church in the southern Rivers state, a police spokesperson
said, Trend reports
citing Reuters.

Hundreds of people who had turned up to receive food at the
church early on Saturday broke through a gate, causing the
stampede, Grace Iringe-Koko, police spokesperson for Rivers state
said.

“People were there earlier and some got impatient and started
rushing, which led to stampeding. The police are on the ground
monitoring the situation while the investigation is on going,” said
Iringe-Koko.


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