New reports say that no fewer than 14 persons died on Tuesday during a stampede at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential rally in Port-Harcourt.
Previously, spillednews.com reported that 4 persons died and Others Injured in River State APC Rally
Many others were injured in the sad incident, which occurred at the Adokiye Amiesimaka stadium near Port-Harcourt International Airport.
Most of the injured were rushed to the nearby University of Port -Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH).
Two UPTH ambulances moved injured persons and the bodies to the Federal Teaching Hospital.
The incident happened when the crowd surged toward the gate marked “Pedestrians only” shortly after President Buhari rounded off his speech around 3: 16pm.
The Public Relations officer of UPTH when contacted at 7:12 p.m, Kem Daniel-Elebiga, had this to say.
“Yes, 14 dead bodies were brought to the hospital this evening from the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium.
I cannot ascertain the number persons at the Accident and emergency Ward,” he added.