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20 persons killed in Port Harcourt stampede during give-away service



A give-away service organised by Kings Kingdom Assembly on Saturday led to a stampede that killed about 20 persons in Port Harcourt, Rivers State and left others unconscious.

An eyewitness speaking to newsmen, however, said 15 persons were evacuated to the morgue while about five unconscious victims were battling for survival at the Military Hospital in Port Harcourt.

The church is located at Tombia extension GRA but the programme, which was organised at the Polo Club in the same area, attracted a crowd that led to the disaster before commencement of the event.

The annual event, it was learnt, provided an opportunity for the church to share free food and other valuable items to members of the public.

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