Nine die in Uganda New Year stampede: Police

AFP , Sunday 1 Jan 2023

At least nine people died in a shopping mall crush in Uganda's capital on Sunday as revellers rang in the New Year, police said.

fireworks light up the sky as people react while they celebrate after counting down to the New year at the Miracle center cathedral in Kampala, Uganda. AP


After fireworks outside the Freedom City mall in Kampala, "a stampede ensued, resulting in the instant deaths of five people and injuries to several others," it said. "Emergency responders arrived on the scene and transported the injured individuals to the hospital, where nine were confirmed dead."

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