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Bauchi: 10 die in Stampede at Ramadan charity exercise

Ten persons, including women and children, lost their lives and scores got injured in a stampede at a Ramadan charity exercise carried out by business…

Ten persons, including women and children, lost their lives and scores got injured in a stampede at a Ramadan charity exercise carried out by business mogul, AYM Shafa, on Sunday morning in Bauchi.

The incident happened at the AYM Shafa head office along Bauchi-Jos road.

An eye witness told Daily Trust that problem started when the crowd overwhelmed security at the entrance of the AYM Shafa office.

The witness said as people tried to leave the arena due to commotion, many were trampled upon.

Another eyewitness, Garba Mohammed, said the stampede was triggered by rowdiness.

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Mohammed added that scores of other victims were evacuated to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching hospital for medical attention.

Speaking with Daily Trust in a telephone interview, Malam Salihu, father of a victim, said, “As I am talking to you, we are right now at the cemetery; so for 10 corpses, including my daughter, were buried at the Dungulbi cemetery in Bauchi.”

Bauchi State Police Command through its Public Relations Officer, SP Ahmed Wakil, confirmed the incident but did not give the details.

He only said the situation had been brought under control.

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