Fourteen persons were confirmed to have died during a stampede at the crowded All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Campaign Rally at Adokiya Amasieamaka Stadium, Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital.
Kem Daniel-Elebiga, Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, UPTH, Public Relations Officer, said, “I can confirm 14 persons dead as I speak. Initially it was six, but the figures has changed as they bring them and are being examined.
“Some survivors are under medical attention. There are others under medical attention at the Emergency Unit, so we can’t force a clear figure beyond what the situation is at the moment.”
Most of the affected victims fell and were trampled upon as teeming party supporters made to force their way through a locked exit gate on the trail of President Muhammadu Buhari while he left the stadium.
The Police Command in Rivers State is yet to respond on the tragic development as phone calls and text enquiries to Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni had not been responded to, at the time of filing this report.