11 killed in stampede at Zimbabwe stadium

11 killed in stampede at Zimbabwe stadium
 

AT LEAST 11 people were killed yesterday in a stampede in a town in central Zimbabwe after police fired tear gas at locals trying to leave a church rally.
Forty others were injured, and church officials said they feared the death toll could rise.
Police claimed the stampede at the Mbizo Stadium in Kwekwe was caused by panic among thousands of rally-goers trying to get out of the only exit at around 2am on Friday morning.
Eyewitnesses said the police had sealed off other exits and then fired tear gas when members of the congregation began to dismantle parts of the perimeter wall.
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22 November 2014 in World News, Views: 30
Source: Scotsman
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