A stampede broke out during an event at a church in Port Harcourt, a city located in the southeast of Nigeria, on Saturday. At least 31 people were killed and seven others were injured in the accident. According to media reports, police and security officials gave this information on Saturday. According to media reports, hundreds of people who came to the church to take food on Saturday morning broke the gate, causing a stampede there. Most of the people who died in this incident are children.
the incident in the polo club
Olufemi Ayodel Ke, a regional spokesman for the Civil Defense Corps of Nigeria, gave information about the incident. According to him, the tragic incident took place on Saturday morning at a local polo club, where the nearby King's Assembly Church had organized a gift donation drive.
31 people died
He said during the process of distributing the gift items, a stampede broke out due to overcrowding. State police spokeswoman Grace Woyengikuro Iringe-Koko said the gift-giving program had not even started at the time of the stampede. In the greed of getting gifts, the mob forcibly broke the gate to enter the venue, resulting in a stampede and an accident.
Voyengikuro Iringe-Koko said 31 people had been confirmed dead. Seven injured have been admitted to the hospital after the incident.