A stampede throughout New Yr’s celebrations at a well-liked mall in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, left no less than 9 individuals lifeless, together with kids, police mentioned Sunday.
The stampede occurred on the Freedom Metropolis Mall in Namasuba suburb as revelers rushed to look at fireworks.
The Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, mentioned the incident appeared to have occurred at midnight “when an occasion emcee inspired attendees to go outdoors and watch a fireworks show.”
The Katwe Territorial Police are “investigating an incident of rash (habits) and neglect” in accordance with an official assertion.
No arrests have been made to this point.
Police mentioned 5 individuals died on the scene and 4 others died of their accidents on the hospital the place they’d been taken for therapy. There was no instant info on different injured individuals.
The police mentioned the our bodies had been taken to town mortuary in Mulago.
The shopping center is a well-liked venue for music concert events and new 12 months celebrations.