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Angola: Evangelical crowd stampedes, kills 10

January 3, 2013

TEN people, including four children, have died in a stampede during a religious gathering at a sports stadium in Luanda, the Angolan capital.

Angop, the Angolan news agency, cited officials as saying on Tuesday 120 people were also injured.

The incident happened on New Year’s Eve when tens of thousands of people gathered at the stadium and panic ensued.

Faustino Sebastiao, spokesman for the national firefighters department, says those who died were crushed and asphyxiated.

The event in the southern African nation was organised by the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, an evangelical group founded in Brazil.


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