Tanzanian police announced today, Tuesday, that 45 people were killed in a stampede in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, during the memorial of the late President John Magufuli.
“There were a lot of people who wanted to enter the stadium and some of them were impatient. They tried to forcefully enter what resulted in a stampede. 45 people were killed in the incident,” Dar es Salaam police chief Lazaro Mambossasa told France Presse. He stated that five of the dead belonged to the same family.
It was announced earlier that a woman and four children were killed in the accident at Uhuru Stadium, but the full death toll was not announced at the time. Mambusasa said dozens of people were injured in the stampede, but most were discharged from hospital.
Tens of thousands of people lined the streets of Dar es Salaam this month to bid farewell to Magufuli, whose death was suddenly announced by the government on March 17 due to a mysterious illness on March 17. From taking a look at him farewell.
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