nine the personalities including many children died in the stampede who is registered in a Kampala Shopping Centre, the capital of Uganda during the celebration of New YearAs told by the police on Sunday.
stampede after Fireworks outside the square city of liberty, south of the African city. Police spokesman Luke Owoysigiyere said in a statement that five people died instantly and another four died on the way to the hospital.
“Rescuers arrived at the scene and took the injured to the hospital, where a total of nine people were confirmed dead,” he explained.
for police spokesperson kampala He specified that most of the victims were youths between the ages of 10 and 20. and noted acts of “recklessness and negligence”.
“There are multiple injuries and our investigation team is following up to get the exact number of injuries and complete details. deceased, we are also contacting you relativesOnyango declared from Uganda.
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Fireworks set off riots in Uganda
Sylvia Naklema, a 27-year-old businesswoman who was in attendance, said the event at the mall city of liberty in order to obtain New Year It was going well until it was time for the fireworks show.
“There was a huge crowd. People started pushing each other (…), which caused some to fall to the ground and then stampede, There were children crying and it was chaos,” Naklema said. AFP,
Woman claims she survived a stampede in Uganda after a crowd pushed her into a corner. “At one point I thought I was going to lose my breath, but I held on because I had no way to escape until the situation calmed down, but some people were already gasping on the ground,” she described.