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OVER 20 feared dead in Rivers church stampede at Polo Club, Port-Harcourt

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Hundreds of people are said to have died in a stampede that occurred immediately before the start of a program organized by a new generation church in Port Harcourt, the state capital of Rivers.

Despite the fact that the 'Kings Assembly' church is located in the GRA axis of the city, the event was held at the Polo Club in the Rivers State capital to accommodate the expected big crowd.

The church had asked members of the public to attend and collect gift goods and refreshments on its fourth anniversary, and the crowd had overstretched the facility, according to reports.

A source said some of the invitees arrived since Friday evening, while others arrived as early as 6.30am on Saturday morning for an event that was supposed to start by 9am. 

He said most of the victims were taken to the nearby military hospital in Port Harcourt. 

The acting spokesperson of the state Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed the incident, but could not give a figure just yet.












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