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Eid Stampede: Mass Burial For Victims

A mass burial has been organised on Thursday July 7 for nine persons, who died in a stampede at Asawase, a Muslim suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti region. The incident happened on the night of Wednesday July 6.

The nine, six females and three males, died as they revelled in the Eid ul-Fitr celebrations at the Asawase community centre.

It is not clear what led to the stampede within the community centre where the revellers jammed the night away, but radioxyzonline regional correspondent Stephen Obeng, reported that the rush to exit the enclosure started after a gunshot was heard.

The firing of the gun, he noted, followed an announcement by a Tamale-based local musician, who was at the time performing live on stage that he was being targeted to be killed by unknown assailants within the crowd.

Six others, who survived, but sustained serious injuries, were conveyed in trucks to the Manhyia hospital for treatment.

The police have started investigating the matter, but there has been no arrest yet.

Source: radioxyzonline.com

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