At least 31 folks had been killed on Saturday when a stampede broke out in south Nigeria throughout a church charity occasion the place meals was being distributed, police mentioned.
The catastrophe occurred in Port Harcourt metropolis in Nigeria’s Rivers state, native police spokeswoman Grace Iringe-Koko mentioned.
Iringe-Koko confirmed a loss of life toll of 31 folks.
Local Nigerian media reported the occasion organised by the King’s Assembly church was providing meals and presents for the poor at a sports activities subject.
Nigeria has seen a number of stampede tragedies over meals distribution lately, together with an help company meals programme in north Borno State the place seven ladies had been trampled to loss of life final yr.