Thursday, November 30, 2023
Google search engine
Homeentertainment37 Die In Army Recruitment Stampede

37 Die In Army Recruitment Stampede

Date: November 30, 2023 Time: 10:03 am

Date: November 30, 2023 10:03 am

Thirty-seven youths were killed in a stampede overnight during an army recruitment drive in a stadium in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo, officials said on Tuesday.

Last week, the army in the central African nation also known as Congo-Brazzaville, announced it was recruiting 1,500 people aged between 18 and 25.

Prime Minister Anatole Collinet Makosso said 37 people had been killed in the “tragedy,” with an unspecified number of other people injured.


Breaking: Abba Moro emerges as Senate Minority Leader as Labour Party loses out of leadership positions 

Police take over Rivers assembly as lawmakers hold separate sittings

Morocco 2024: Madugu invites Ajibade, Nnadozie, Oshoala, 18 others for Cape Verde

“A crisis unit has been set up under the authority of the prime minister,” a statement added.

Would-be recruits had been directed to go to the Michel d’Ornano stadium in the heart of Brazzaville.

According to local residents, many people were still in the stadium on Monday night when the stampede began.

Some people had tried to force their way through gates, with many being trampled in the scramble, residents said.

Details of the event remain hazy and AFP was unable to independently verify the details.

Source link



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Most Popular

Recent Comments