Death Toll Rises To 7 In Sunday Bauchi Stampede

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No fewer than seven persons are now confirmed dead following the tragic stampede that occurred during an almsgiving programme that took place in Bauchi over the weekend.
Police authorities stated that while six of the victims were pronounced dead at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital in Bauchi, one other died at home.
Spokesman of the Bauchi State Police Command, Ahmed Wakilin disclosed this on Monday while giving an update on the incident.
He gave the details of the deceased as Aisha Usman, ‘f’ aged 13yrs of Gwang Gwang Gwang; Sahura Abubakar ‘f’ aged 55yrs of Anguwan; Aisha Ibrahim Abubakar, ‘f’ aged 43yrs of Kobi Street and Khadija Isah, ‘f’ aged 8yrs of Karofi all from Bauchi.
Maryam Shuibu, 16 years old from Gwang Gwan Gwan, and 53-year-old Hassana Saidu from Dutsen Tanshi, all the victims are females and from Bauchi.
LEADERSHIP recalls that the incident occurred on Sunday at Shafa Holdings Company Plc along Jos Road in the Bauchi metropolis.
Several residents had gathered to receive N10, 000 each provided as alms for the poor by an unnamed philanthropist.
The large crowd at the location resulted into chaos and stampede resulting in the death of the seven persons.




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