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Police Open Investigation on Inauguration Stampede

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Police Open Investigation on Inauguration Stampede


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Sierra Leone Red Cross Society Spokesman, Abu Bakarr Tarawally said past Monday that the injured were responding to treatment and that some had already been discharged.

“We can confirm that 90 people were injured at the stadium stampede on inauguration day, some suffered, fractures, injuries with severe bleeding and suffocation,” Abu Bakarr Tarawally said.

According to stadium management, over 50,000 people attended the inauguration, far exceeding the stadium’s capacity of 45,000. Some fainted and collapsed at pavilions while others jumped to the pitch and suffered fractures.

AYV newspaper has reliably learnt that the deceased is a 50-year-old woman who travelled from Liberia to witness President Julius Maada Bio being sworn-in.

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