Dozens of people have been killed in a stampede at a religious event in Liberia on Thursday.
A police report revealed that at least 29 people were killed in the disaster in a suburb of the Liberian capital, but there are fears the toll could rise.
Local media in the country reported that the disaster occurred on Thursday night at a gathering held on a football field in New Kru Town, just north of Monrovia.
The Police spokesman, Moses Carter said at least 29 people were killed in the disaster and the country’s deputy information minister also gave the same death toll.
According to Jalawah Tonpo, the country’s deputy Information Minister; “This is a sad day for the country. The doctors said 29 persons died and some are on the critical list.”
It was gathered that children were among those killed in the Christian prayer gathering. The two-day event was staged by Pastor Abraham Kromah and it had attracted a large crowd according to images being circulated on social media.
Aljazeera claimed robbers with knives and machetes attacked the worshippers, suggesting that this may have triggered the stampede.
In a similar event in the country, a stampede at a similar prayer event in November 2021 killed two infants and hospitalised several others.
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