NIGERIA : 15 People died at election rally stampede in Nigeria few days ahead of 2019 presidential election

Fifteen people have been killed in a stampede at an election campaign rally held in southern Nigeria in support of President Muhammadu Bukhari, hospital officials say.

A hospital spokesman in Rivers state said on Wednesday “a total of 15 bodies were brought in” the day before. Twelve wounded people were also taken to the hospital, he added.

Police earlier gave a toll of four dead and four wounded, while Buhari’s office announced the death of “several” people.

The crush is the latest in similar incidents in Buhari’s campaign rallies. Last Thursday, two people reportedly lost their lives during a crush at a rally in the northeastern state of Taraba.  

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