15 Bodies Deposited At UPTH …After APC Rally …Police Begin Investigation
The number of persons who lost their lives in the stampede at the end of the presidential campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress at the Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Tuesday may have risen to 15.
Public Relations officer of UPTH, Kem Elebiga, disclosed that 15 bodies had been deposited at the hospital.
Elebiga said he could not ascertain the number of injured persons admitted at the Accident and Emergency ward of the hospital as at Tuesday evening disclosed that 14 bodies were deposited at the hospital.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni said, “I can confirm to you that four persons died as a result of a stampede at the stadium on Tuesday. Four other persons are currently receiving treatment in a hospital.”
Witnesses reported that many people were trampled on in the melee as supporters trooped out to leave the stadium.
The Rivers state Police command has promised to investigate the incident.