facebook
twitter
search
search

Death toll 10 in Angola stampede

Jan. 2, 2013 at 9:48 AM

LAUNDA, Angola, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The number of people who died in a stampede at Cidadela Sports Stadium in Launda, Angola, rose to 10, a first-responder official said.

The stampede broke out Monday when people were preparing to enter the stadium for a vigil of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God.

Angola Press said Tuesday that six adults and four children died and at least 120 people were injured. No reason about what caused the stampede was reported.

Faustino Sebastiao, a spokesman for the National Firefighters Department, said the dead were either crushed or asphyxiated.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
'Serial stowaway' arrested again at Chicago's O'Hare, Midway airports
Maine man dead after shooting firework off head, police say
Burt's Bees co-founder Burt Shavitz dies at 80
Encroaching sea levels endanger Pakistan's Indus Delta
Dalai Lama celebrating 80th birthday at Southern California summit