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9 die in stampede after Asawase Salah jams

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Nine people have reportedly died as a result of a stampede at the Asawase Community Center in the Kumasi Metropolis during the celebration of Eid ul-Fitr Wednesday night.

Three of the victims are female while the six are male.

Report says six other people sustained injuries and were rushed to the Manhyia Government Hospital for treatment.

Local reporter Okyere Numrod told Onua News that after the Eid ul-Fitr prayer in the community on Wednesday, the youth organized a music jam to entertain themselves at the Community Center.

He explained that in the course of the celebration, the programme stopped abruptly so the crowd decided to rush out of the venue.

In the course of rushing out, some people fell, leading to the death of the nine people.

Asawase Stampede
Six males and three females lost their lives

Lights went off’

Survivors say the gate of the Center is too small and so could not contain the number of people passing through at the time of the stampede.

Speaking exclusively to 3news.com, Charles Amoah Boateng said the lights went off immediately after the jams, blinding most of the patrons.

He said the heatwave suffocated many.

“You could not shout because people stepped on you and others were biting as a result of the frustration.”

He said he had to be dragged out by an unknown person.

The injured are currently receiving treatment at the Manhyia Government Hospital.

By Kweku Antwi-Otoo|Onua FM|3news.com|Ghana

Twitter: @3Newsgh

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